The Steward Committee is responsible for carrying out an effective year-round financial program. The committee’s program attempts to recognize the following six elements that identify a financially healthy congregation.
- All giving, of ourselves and our financial resources, is in response to God’s goodness and generosity.
- Discuss money in the context of worship.
- Understand that the offering is an integral part of worship. We present ourselves as an offering through our financial gifts.
- Talk money openly and candidly in all aspects of church life. Our use of money is an indication of our values and priorities.
- Engage in missions beyond our doors and interpret these missions (both local and worldwide) through planned year-round giving.
- Develop long-range plans for programs and budget for the financial needs of these plans.
Functions related to Eastminster’s stewardship program are the following:
-Motivate and inform members through the use of news articles, brochures, speakers, displays and bulletins.
-Develop and publish a Narrative Budget which summarizes the major expenses of Eastminster’s annual budget.
-Run a five week Stewardship Campaign with the goal of challenging members to increase their giving. Emphasis is placed on developing a meaningful relationship between a believer’s finances and their faith in God.
-With the Pastor, plan and conduct Stewardship Sunday, which is a worship service dedicated to stewardship.
-Conduct the annual congregational commitment program. Mail an information packet with commitment card to each member so that it is received the week after Stewardship Sunday.
-Confirm, celebrate and appreciate each member’s commitment with a hand written thank you note.
If you are interested in helping with this committee contact the Stewardship Elder or the church office.