Spiritual Gift of Stewardship
Stewardship: A Spiritual Gift Definition
The spiritual gift of Stewardship is the ability to manage financial, human, and time resources effectively. In some cases, this gift may also be matched with the gift of administration and/or the gift of giving.
Jesus describes the wise manager in Luke 12:42-44: ”The Lord answered, ‘Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant who the master finds doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth he will put him in charge of all his possessions’.” Similarly, the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25:14-30 conveys that the wise Steward will invest and multiply whatever God has given him.
Budget and Financial Management Consulting
God has called me to help people learn to budget and manage their God-given resources, in a God-honoring way.
Cost/Effectiveness Analysis of Ministry Programming
I believe that our ministry is to use its limited resources wisely for maximum ministry impact. For this reason, I am willing to conduct a cost/effectiveness analysis to help our leadership plan future ministry strategy.
Manager of Ministry Finances
God has used my training, experience, and abilities, to prepare me to serve as CFO (or support the CFO’s duties) within our ministry.
My Personal Resources for the Sake of the Kingdom
The Lord has called me to use the resources He has given me to invest into the work of ministry.