A charter of responsibilities and privileges – (These words could be the link)
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you . . . and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:7 RSV
Stewards are servant leaders
The earth and all it contains, including the Church, belongs to Christ. We observe what God is already doing and correspondingly discern what Christ would have us do in His stead. On behalf of Christ, we build up, guard, and strengthen the spiritual well-being of our region.
Stewards are partners
We represent the presence of Christ, and as members of His body, we build relationships with diverse expressions of His grace among our spheres of influence as He would have us partner from generation to generation.
Stewards are proactive
Our ethical responsibility is to mobilize the available spiritual resources to catalyze personal, community, and regional transformation. Such transformation impacts every social sphere of our culture and extends beyond our region.*
Stewards are commissioned
Entrusted with the spiritual well-being of our region, stewards embrace the responsibilities
- To coordinate prayer throughout the region
- To facilitate the communication of the gospel of Jesus Christ
- To cultivate practical acts of service that demonstrate the love of God
- To monitor spiritual trends in order to engage with Godly initiatives and to confront detrimental ones
Stewards are organized
To fulfill their responsibilities, stewards maintain a simple, nimble, and efficient structure for decision making and action. From the presence and with the posture of Christ, they discern the direction Christ has for His people. The structure is established to continuously serve spiritual and social transformation and not the structure itself.
Scriptural Foundations: Psalm 24:1; Psalm 90:16; Psalm 145:4; John 8:29; John 12:49-50; John 17:21; Romans 1:16-17; II Corinthians 10:14-16; Ephesians 4:1-7; Colossians 4:12-13; I Timothy 6:20-21; I John
We believe that we are stronger together and meant to partner county wide for this spiritual stewardship. We wish to partner with others to carry the stories of the work of the Spirit:
- Believing that there is an ongoing need to observe, honor, and promote what the Lord is doing, to enhance the spiritual (not religious) well-being of the region
- Understanding that all of God’s purposes are found and focused in and upon Christ, our stewardship is distinctly Christian
- We gather and share stories so that we might see Lancaster county transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ