In 2 Corinthians 8:9, Paul talks about how the gospel shapes Christians' view of wealth:
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
Recognizing Christ's sacrificial love, how he gave up everything so we could inherit heaven's riches, shapes our view on material things. It inspires us to be both generous and joyful.
Understanding the incredible wealth we have in Christ frees us from worrying too much about our possessions, talents, and time. Instead, it fuels us to invest them in God's eternal kingdom.
A steward is someone trusted with another's resources, managing them in line with the owner’s vision and values.
The gospel teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God, meant to glorify Him and advance His kingdom. The Bible even refers to Christians as caretakers of God’s gifts and truth (1 Peter 4:10; 1 Corinthians 4:1).
At St. George's, we believe in being responsible stewards not only of our talents and skills but also of our possessions and finances.