Webster’s definition is: ‘Those that are entrusted with wealth OF ANY KIND have an obligation to hand those assets down in better shape than inherited them’. It means being responsible beyond the individual or company, and in the long-term beyond one’s lifetime.
Biblical definition is: ‘utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation’. The Bible says that everything we have belongs to God and we are permitted to use it while we are here on earth. Christian stewardship believes that God will hold us all accountable for how we use the many gifts entrusted to our care (Luke 19: 12-27, 2 Cor. 5:10)
Characteristics of a good steward are: Trustworthy, Faithful, Mindful, Truthful, Diligent, Prayerful. St. Paul Outreach Ministries include: Summer Kids Meals, Kids Clothes Closet, ReCreation, GAP (G3), and Contemporary Worship. Looking ahead to fall and the revival of Sunday school for youth, Oktoberfest, a contemporary worship service, among other things, the question is: how will St. Paul members show their commitment to being good stewards?