When we speak of stewardship it involves our values and our actions. Stewardship is about the discipline of how we use our time and abilities in the service of caring for ourselves and for others.
Stewardship is a matter of the transformation of our hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit, whereby God works in us the miracle of faithful discipleship.
"A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." (a heart of compassion) Ezekiel 36:26
Stewardship and the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation (LCI) believes in first-fruit, proportionate, and growth giving. As a congregation we currently give 3.1% of our income to the ministries of the ELCA. Members are encouraged to practice the disciplines of first fruit, proportionate, and growth giving.*
The links below provide you with the definitions of our stewardship ministry.
*For a fuller explanation on Biblical Stewardship see sermon on “Bigger Barns”.
Stewardship downloadable information sheets: