The willingness to be accountable for the well-being of the church by operating in service, rather than in control of those around them. Accountability, without control, or compliance. It is placed in three categories, time, talent and treasure. Each person is encouraged to give their time for volunteering their talents to assist others and their money to provide a better tomorrow for the Church and greater community.
This Portfolio entails the trust and faith God has in us to ensure that the very things within our Parish and surrounding Community that He has given us dominion over; are for us to look after and to utilise with absolute wisdom and accountability.
Stewardship filters into all the ministerial components at St Faiths Anglican Church, Plumstead in which we are required to give of ourselves in time, gifts and talents. Associated to these expectations, we are also mindful that it is a joint responsibility we share to ensure that those under our supervision and mentorship are nurtured and developed into strong resources to the extension of God’s Kingdom.
One of the main challenges we are experiencing at St Faiths is to have a fully established and functional running of the 22 areas our Parish Roll has been divided into. Ideally, it has been identified that the lay ministers will primarily fulfil the role and responsibility of area leader until such time that other area leaders can be appointed to fulfil this pastoral charge.
We welcome those who are exceptionally creative and excited about generating additional funds not for our own enrichment but to maintain a financially stable environment for the furthering of God’s works and to position ourselves to serve our community more richly.
It is of God’s own that we give back to Him. All that He has already given to us, we need to treasure, share with others and multiply all things through the very gifts and talents that He has bestowed unto us so that the work of God can flourish and bring Him glory.
1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.