Stewardship Season is here, symbolizing “Caring and Responsibility.” In church, Stewardship often only revolves around Time, Talent, and Treasure, showcasing our care for the church and its community. I want to focus on the four pillars of Stewardship concerning our relationship with God and others.

Hospitality: Christian Kindness

“When I was a stranger, you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35). The Gospel teaches that whenever we welcome the least of our brothers or sisters, we welcome Christ Himself. Hospitality is the foundation of stewardship in the local church. By creating a sense of belonging, we connect with others. Introduce yourself to someone new, offer a warm welcome, and show generous hospitality. It reflects a deep understanding of our faith and connection to others.

Prayer: Heart-to-Heart with God

“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17). Prayer connects us with God and fosters our sense of belonging. While church projects are important, don’t forget to draw near to God through prayer. Express joy, pray for closer relationships, and nurture your connection with God. This brings assurance and peace.

Formation: Continuous Conversion

Faith can be challenging, but through study, worship, and fellowship, we find guidance. Faith formation is vital for nurturing our relationship with God, family, friends, and our community. God doesn’t see us as we are but as we shall be.  God sees our potential and invites us to examine ourselves deeply. In a materialistic world, acquiring possessions doesn’t bring lasting happiness. Instead, nurturing our spiritual virtues leads to true satisfaction and happiness.

Service: Love in Action

“Whatever you did to the least of my brothers, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). Mother Teresa understood this deeply. To serve Christ, we must see Him in the marginalized. When we are prejudiced toward any person or “people group”, our instinct is not to want to help them. When we overcome prejudice we will find ways to help those in need. By reaching out with love and taking the initiative, you’ll discover endless opportunities to assist families and individuals.

So Friends, Can you see why it is important to understand the four pillars of stewardship? Which of these four are you successful and which do you struggle to engage?  Christ longs for each of us to desire an ever deepening relationship with him as much as He desires an ever deepening relationship with us.



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