Stewardship 2017 ~ “Proclaim Good News!”

 

stewardship-image-2016As State College Presbyterian Church, we proclaim Good News …

  • through praise and worship
  • through growth in faith
  • through gathering for fellowship
  • through caring for one another
  • through compassion for others.

Our response in Stewardship helps us to continue to proclaim Good News through the annual offering of time, talent, and pledges.  In October, there were several presentations in worship about how we proclaim Good News and how lives are touched by the ministries of our congregation.  We have been asked to consider prayerfully our support in 2017 for the varied ministries of the church.  If you haven’t already done so, please return your pledge card to the church ASAP.

Our Scripture verse for this year’s stewardship emphasis is Acts 5:42closeActs 5:42 42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. (ESV) closeActs 5:42closeActs 5:42 42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. (ESV) 42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. (ESV) ,

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.” 

That is our goal, to continually proclaim the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.  Your gifts and pledges will help make it happen!

Be a good steward … share your time, talent, and treasure. 

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.”
1 Peter 4:10close1 Peter 4:10 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) close1 Peter 4:10close1 Peter 4:10 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV) 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (ESV)

What is a Steward?

In the Christian sense, a steward is the manager of the affairs of God on earth.  God has made each of us a steward and given us abilities and talents that are unique.  We should use these abilities and talent to serve God in how we respect and care for ourselves, each other and the world.

A Christian steward serves God out of love and gratitude for these gifts.  We share our time, talents and property, knowing that it’s not how much we have but what we do with what we have that is important.

Stewardship of Time – whatever time we have is a gift from God and we must use wisely in every activity.  We must budget our time so that we are able to help fulfill God’s plan

Stewardship of Talents – God gives all people potential talents – each of us can share in God’s plan in our own way

Stewardship of Relationships – Our relationships with others are a gift from God:  at home, at work and in Church

Stewardship of the Gospel – As Christian stewards, we are called to receive the Gospel, to share the Gospel and to reflect the Gospel in our everyday lives

Stewardship of Property – we know that whatever we have is a gift from God.  In appreciation, we choose to share a financial portion of these gifts

We are called to give generously and regularly of time, talents and our possessions.

 

“Stewardship is Not Just About Giving Money … It’s About Giving Everything”