A Philosophy of Stewardship
In his book, “Ask, Thank, Tell,” Charles R. Lane suggests that "the goal of our stewardship ministry is to help God's people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of the time, talents and finances God has entrusted to them." (Ask, Thank, Tell, pg. 11)
Now please notice, the goal of stewardship ministry is not to raise money. When we focus on the goal of helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of the time, talents and finances which God has entrusted to them, then we often experience healthier support for the ministry of the congregation, but the goal of stewardship ministry is not to raise money.
I look forward to supporting the stewardship ministries of the Virginia Synod though resourcing and collaboration. Below you will find the first collection of resources to provide assistance to Stewardship Teams beginning to plan for the fall. You can download a pdf version of the resources listed below here:
Ask Thank Tell Stewardship Resources August 2018
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"Virginia Synod Stewards"
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If you are interested in being a part of the
newly forming Virginia Synod Stewards Table
, please email me at:
for more information.
Peace and hope,
Pastor John Wertz, Jr.
Director for Evangelical Mission
Assistant to the Bishop, VA Synod