Stewardship and Generosity
Stewardship – to serve as one who manages another’s property, finances or other affairs – is not just a means for the church to raise money. It is a way of life that recognizes everything we have is God’s, and we are simply managing those resources while here on earth.
The Methodist Approach to Stewardship
John Wesley urged those in connection with him to “Earn all you can and save all you can, so that you can give all you can.” He modeled modest living and sacrificial giving. Wesley made sure those early classes of Methodists took weekly offerings for outreach.
Today, we as United Methodists join with others to help all of God’s children…whenever and wherever we can. Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when the crowd grew hungry. Through our congregation, we are the heart, spirit and hands of God’s outreaching love.
Practicing Good Stewardship
How can you learn to practice good Christian stewardship?
- Pray about your giving to God’s ministries
- Model the humility and generosity God calls you to exhibit
- Set up a schedule to eventually reach full tithing, or tithe one week of every month
- Give your time, talents and/or financial aid to missions
- Consider donations through the CUMC Endowment Program
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