- Written by The LCMS Office of National Mission, Stewardship Ministry The LCMS Office of National Mission, Stewardship Ministry
- Created: November 01 2010 November 01 2010
Continued from “Did You Know? (Part 2).”
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod adopted eight Stewardship principles at its 1998 national convention. These principles reflect a definition of stewardship commonly used throughout the LCMS. Each principle stands alone as an important guide for the church, yet all eight principles stand together as a summary of how we live our lives of stewardship.
Principle Five—God’s Stewards are in the World, Not of the World
God’s stewards recognize that the Lord sets them apart from the world and, by the transforming power of the Gospel, sends them into the world to live out the Gospel.
My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world. John 17:15–18
Principle Six—God’s Stewards are Loved and Loving
God’s stewards recognize that their stewardship flows out of God’s act of love for them in Christ, which empowers them, in turn, to love others in acts of Christ-like love.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34–35
Continued in “Did You Know? (Part 4).”
Saint John’s Stewardship Board promotes the development of good stewardship and giving patterns among the members of Saint John’s.