(This post was first published on September 1, 2017 in the Lima Mennonite Links email newsletter edited by Larry Oatman and Karen Jantzi)
I’m excited to tell you all about our Lima Mennonite Church journey for the next year: A Year of Stewardship. I must admit, a few times since I’ve made the decision to do this, I thought, “how did I come to this again? I must’ve forgotten to be a hip 26-year-old pastor when I came up with this Year of Stewardship idea. And how are we supposed to talk about money all year?”
And then I remind myself: Stewardship is about so much more than money! Stewardship is about nurturing what God has entrusted to us so that we can enjoy it together. And God has given us many, many things.
So as we delve into this idea of stewardship together this year, prepare to be met with many unexpected monthly themes, some lively conversation, and hopefully questions and topics we haven’t thought about this way before.
September’s theme is stewardship itself: What is stewardship? How do we do it well? And what happens when we do? I look forward to delving into scripture and conversation together.