“Stewardship is more a way of life than it is a single, particular action.”
St. Sebastian Stewardship Theology Statement
We at St. Sebastian Parish accept stewardship as a way of life.
Stewardship consists of three distinct, equal components: time, talent, and treasure. The gift of time recognizes and celebrates the wonderful gift of life. The gift of talent recognizes all physical and mental abilities with which the Lord has blessed us. The gift of treasure includes all financial resources we earn by using our time and talents. While tithing is one method for financial giving, we ask each parishioner to put God first, trust in God, and give sacrificially.
We recognize that God is the source of all gifts and blessings and it is out of gratitude to our Lord that we generously share out gifts of time, talent, and treasure. The Gospel mandates us to share our gifts generously.
We believe that through discerning, developing, and dispersing our gifts, all our resources will multiply and we will better serve each other.
“The life of stewardship is an ongoing process of integration whereby we relate our whole person to the whole action of God – creating, redeeming and empowering…by acknowledging our dependence upon God for all life, we are called to regard both material things and human capacities not as private possessions or as the property of limited groups, but as “God’s.”