For Part III of the “Who Are We?” series on what it means to be Episcopalian, Father Ned Sherrill of Church Farm School will lead a discussion of stewardship. But it’s not just the kind of stewardship that makes us reach for our wallets! He asks:
The meaning of stewardship:
What is the definition and role of a steward? Are there good examples/roles that come to mind?
What do we see as our relation to God’s abundant generosity?
The ethics of stewardship:
Do we have an obligation, a duty, to care about this? If so, where might this come from?
Does our faith and its rootedness in scripture, tradition, reason, and prayer offer guidance?
The experience of stewardship:
How has this been served in generations past? What is our heritage in this regard?
When our great-grandchildren look back, what do we want them to say about our own generation?
The emotional/psychological shape of stewardship:
Is giving (not just financially) of and out of ourselves liberating or a burden? Why?
The movement of stewardship:
How can St. Peter’s exhibit a faithful response to God’s call to stewardship in the coming year? What strategies are needed to develop an answer and live into it?
Join us at 10:20 AM in the Barn to ponder these questions and share our answers.