As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
How do we respond to God’s call to serve and love our neighbors? We faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. Although some think of stewardship as only a financial response to God’s love, stewardship encompasses so much more than money. It is about how we use all that God has entrusted to our care — our time, our talents, and our treasures — to love God and our neighbors, both inside and outside of the church walls and our homes.
Since the mission of stewardship is to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus, we seek to grow in all areas of service in the congregation and community. The best way that I know to accom- plish all of this is by making a strong commitment to stewardship as a way of life—discipleship. That means being here at worship when you are in town, using your talents by sharing your gifts with others by being involved in congregational ministries, and taking those actions home and sharing with your family. And it means making a financial commitment of our treasure because we are born with a need to cheerfully give back to God from all of the many blessings, financial and otherwise, that He has giv- en us.