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Stewardship

Stewardship teaches that all that we have and all that we are is a gift from God. We are, therefore, stewards of God's gifts during our lifetime. When we accept our lives as sheer gifts, and all that we have as gifts, the Holy Spirit leads us into a faithful response of how we use our gifts (our money, time, passions, and abilities) to grow God’s reign.

Two hallmarks of the work of the Holy Spirit are joy and gratitude. As a community of faith, we gather to explore, discern, pray, and nurture one another in becoming joyful and grateful stewards. Practicing and teaching stewardship involves seeking greater insight into spiritual growth, the connection of money and faith, discernment of purpose, leadership, and giving.

Stewardship is lived out in wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships; sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion; providing for future generations; and sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission. Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act for the sake of God's world.