Stewardship is our personal response to God's generosity in the way we share our resources of time, talent, and money. Stewardship reflects our commitment to making God's love known through the realities of human life and our use of all that God has given us. It is also our service to God's world and our care of creation. Parish members are encouraged to make an annual stewardship pledge. This pledge represents their specific Christian commitment to "work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God" (BCP, p. 856).
The Rev. J.R. Lander says, "Stewardship is living out our lives with the belief that all we are and have is God's, entrusted with us to share."
The Diocese of Missouri is a member of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), which offer many resources for parishes to incorporate into their stewardship programs. If you would like access to those resources, please contact communications director Janis Greenbaum to get a password.