Whole Life Stewardship

NEW LIFE’S MISSION STATEMENT

Responsible Living,  Joyful Giving

NEW LIFE’S STEWARDSHIP

New Life’s emphasis to “whole life stewardship” involves two goals:

  • Living fiscally responsible lives as individuals, families, and a congregation
    • Become a debt-free forward-looking church
    • Move from a “paying the bills” approach to a healthier response of “living the mission”
    • Increase regular giving
  • Grow in mission interpretation and support
    • Strengthen and develop our established missions
    • Engage and assemble less active members in those missions
    • Provide for spiritual renewal

Being a good steward is more than just being a good tither. It’s being a trusted servant that God can count on to fulfill His will for what He has created.

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Whole-life stewardship is based on using four biblical principles:

The Principle Of Ownership

God owns everything. Owners have rights; stewards have responsibilities. We are simply managers or administrators acting on His behalf. We own our actions and our inactions.

The Principle Of Responsibility

As God’s stewards, we are responsible for managing His holdings according to His plans and purposes. We are responsible for how we treat them and what we do with them.

The Principle Of Accountability

We are all stewards of the resources, abilities and opportunities that God has entrusted to our care. One day each of us will be called to give an account for how we have managed what the Master has given us:  our time, money, abilities, information, wisdom, relationships, and authority.

The Principle Of Reward

We honor God by fulfilling His plans for His creation. We will be rewarded for our faithfulness . Stewardship gives meaning, direction, joy and purpose to our lives. There is no higher calling.

21st century stewardship goes beyond church budgets or building projects.  Everything we do is connected with what God is doing in the world.

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