Welcome to our video series by Father Andrew Kemberling Promoting Stewardship as a way of life.
Stewardship is not a catch phrase for fund raising. It is a way of life that permeates every facet of the entire parish community at St. Thomas More.
Our Pastor, Father Andrew Kemberling, presents a synopsis of how we do Stewardship at St. Thomas More. (part 1 of 2)
Our Pastor, Father Andrew Kemberling, presents a synopsis of how we do Stewardship at St. Thomas More. (part 2 of 2)
In Stewardship spirituality, we all come to the understanding that we are created by God. Our Christian identity is that we are all in fact God's children.
"Trust" is an important part of Stewardship spirituality because we must trust that God will provide everything that we need.
Gratitude in light of stewardship recognizes that in our trust in God, everything is a gift. It is then natural for us to say "Thank you."
Being a good steward means we are required to have identity, trust, gratitude and love. Love is the requirement of a good Christian. It isn't optional.
Time in and of itself is a gift from God. It has been created for this world. God Himself is timeless. Prayer is the best use of our time. When we understand time itself is a gift, we must ask ourselves how to spend our time to glorify God.
God will hold us accountable. How we use our gifts, or talents, is important in both the Scriptures and our daily lives.
In Stewardship spirituality we talk about time, talent and treasure. Treasure is the giving of the things that God has given us, particularly of our material goods.