All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. – Acts 4:32
When we reflect that all we have is evidence of God's blessings—God's gift to us—then the deepest and truest response we can make is to give back some of God's own. As Christian stewards, our response is one of profound gratitude, and flowing from it, generosity. The question is not, "What does the church need?" but rather, "What do we need to give?"
Giving is primarily a spiritual decision, reached after careful and prayerful thought, and reflecting central parts of our spiritual life—about feeling and showing joyful thanksgiving for God's grace. It is a glad offering of a portion of our wealth to doing God's work, knowing that we can give generously and not suffer want ourselves.
Stewardship is another Christ Church ministry poised for renewed commitments forged through prayer, as well as discernment for where the Spirit is guiding. This ministry arises from scripture that reveals that God gives us everything (life, health, community, time, talent, and treasure), and that God calls us to discern the portions of these gifts to be used for doing Christian work. Our discernments as to the portions of all our time, talent and treasure gifts to be given for God’s work are our individual responsibilities exercised on our Christian formation journeys, and God blesses us for the returned gifts.
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