What is Stewardship?

In an excerpt from ELCA’s “Stewards of God’s Love” guide … Stewardship is about love. “Stewardship is a matter of the heart. My stewardship practices are a response to the boundless love God first showed me. It means that I am grateful for all that God has generously entrusted to me. As a faithful steward and child of God, I understand that (the) decisions I make, in all aspects of my life, reveal my priorities. It is a privilege to share time, talents and finances, to care for God’s earth and to serve my neighbors. Being a good steward has brought me great joy and has helped me grow spiritually. I am blessed to be a blessing.” Kathy Fiscus Faith and Finances Ministry Team Chair, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.