Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The SEC sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church: it is also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It is about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.
Part of our stewardship role is to protect the environment. As a church, we have pledged to be Net Zero by 2023. Please click HERE for more information or HERE for access to the latest Net Zero Toolkit.
To help your congregation reflect more broadly on stewardship, try the “Narrative of Generosity” resource produced by the Church of Scotland.