This year our stewardship campaign and accompanying sermon series is called, “Pressing On.” It is based on the scripture from Philippians 3:14-15,
"I press on toward the goal, toward the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us, then, who are mature think this way, and if you think differently about anything, this, too, God will reveal to you."
In the face of much denominational turmoil, we want to remember that ultimately we press on, confident that the church is God’s and God is still on the throne.
What is Stewardship?
Christian Stewardship refers to the responsibility that Christians have in maintaining and using wisely the gifts that God has given us. God calls us to be good stewards of ALL we are given – creation, relationships, our bodies, our talents, money and other material gifts of all sorts.
Stewardship is more than just giving money to the church, the Bible says disciples of Jesus Christ should give back from their resources, which include not only treasure, but time and talents.
We, as United Methodists, vow to be faithful with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness—all part of holistic stewardship.
Why do we give?
"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace about to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8
"We want people to give because generosity is part of being a complete disciple of Jesus Christ. It's part of our spiritual growth to experience the joy that comes from generosity."
- Rev. Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship for the General Board of Discipleship.
Stewardship Campaign 2022-2023
Sunday, October 2 - Presence
Sunday, October 9 - Prayer
Sunday, October 16 - Witness
Sunday, October 23 - Gifts
Sunday, October 30 - Service / Pledge Sunday
Throughout the campaign, we will have special videos, guest speakers, testimonies, and unique opportunities for each person to discover how God is calling them to be generous in each area we, as followers of Christ, are called to in holistic stewardship.
Weekly Commitment Cards