Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26).
The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.
As we consider our participation in God’s work, a critical component is financial gifts through Mission Support. These offerings provide for mission and ministry within communities and throughout the world. Together, we achieve things on a scale and scope that we could never do otherwise.