what we believe concerning stewardship
1 Chronicles 29:12-15 ESV
(12) Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
(13) And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
(14) "But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.
(15) For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.
1 Chronicles 29:16-18 ESV
(16) O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own.
(17) I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.
(18) O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and all that we are we owe to Him. We are under obligation to serve God with our talents, material possessions and time; and should recognize all these as entrusted to us to use for the glory of God and for helping others. Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer's cause on earth.
Confirming Scriptures: Gen.14:20; Lev.27:30-32; Deut.8:18; Mal.3:8-12; Acts 2:44-47.