Bethel believes that Stewardship is a way of life, a mindset and a culture that we live in. Stewardship is how we use the time, talents and treasures that God has entrusted to us to not only to love God, but also our neighbor and the world. Stewardship is giving back to God what he has given us.
We believe that God has called us to love others, not just with words, but with our lives; and we do this through the gifts of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Stewardship is how we, as a community in Christ, can work together to do God’s work. Stewardship is a holistic practice within the church, and it extends to all our lives through the gifts God has given us to love others.
We all have our own gifts. And thankfully God did not give us all the same gifts. Where one is weak, another is strong. This allows us to work together in a way only God could imagine. Once you know your strengths, you can plug yourself into service projects that are supported by that gift. If there is a gift you may not be so strong in, you can find ways to step outside of the box and trust God during the process.
Not sure what your gifts are? Click here for the ELCA’s Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tool. This assessment can help you find your strengths to serve both inside and outside of the church.
If you have any questions about gifts or how you can serve both inside and outside of our church, do not be afraid to reach out! We would love to answer any questions you have! Email or call 303-364-2245.