At First Presbyterian Church, Stewardship is not merely fund-raising to pay for the church's budget, but a spiritual response to God's faithfulness. Stewardship in its fullest dimension includes time, talent, and treasures (financial resources) and how one carries out a daily commitment to Jesus Christ. It is maintaining and/or using wisely the gifts God has bestowed on each one of us. In other words, Stewardship emphasizes the idea “Christian living involves Christian giving.”
At First Presbyterian Church, there are many opportunities to practice good Stewardship. They include things like singing in the choir, working with the Youth, teaching Sunday School, joining one of the many mission and outreach projects, or becoming active in one of the Bible study groups. One of the most tangible ways of practicing faithful Stewardship is through monetary offerings. We do ask for annual pledges to help us build a budget that will support ongoing mission and expenses.
Whatever form your Stewardship participation takes— time, talent, and treasures—remember Stewardship is not merely fund-raising, but essentially a spiritual exercise. It is faith development expressed in generosity and commitment in supporting Christ's work in the world.