Stewardship Ministry

What is Stewardship?

  • Stewardship is responding with care and love to the abundance that God has given us.
  • Stewardship is a total way of life. It is much more than just giving our financial gifts to St. James to support its ministries. We also share our time and our God given talents to the glory of God and to the ministries of St. James.
  • Scripture says “We love because God first loved us.” We respond and share our gifts out of love, and out of commitment to the Great Commission.

What Does the Stewardship Ministry Team Do?

  • We model a stewardship lifestyle and encourage everyone to do likewise.
  • We educate the members of St. James about sharing in the joy, care, and sharing of the abundance that God has blessed us with through temple talks, articles in the Messenger, and so on.
  • We encourage the members of St. James to adopt the philosophy of Asset Based Stewardship. That is looking at what we can do with the time, talents and resources that we have rather than limit ourselves due to lack of funds, time or talent.

Members of the Stewardship Ministry Team:

  • Demonstrate good examples of Christian Stewardship as a way of life.
  • Promote stewardship continually through generous commitments of their money, time, and abilities, and clear witness of their faith with others.
  • Are interested in their personal and spiritual growth and the growth of others.   

Chair: Gary Crecelius