One guiding question that permeates our thinking at the Stewardship Foundation is “where is your heart?”. Within this question several others beg to be asked, such as, “what is the treasure you seek?”; “how much wealth is enough for you and your family?” and, “what does God expect of you?”.
We want people to examine their motives and know where their hearts are leading them. No doubt you have heard it said that you can tell what motivates people by examining where they spend their money and how they spend their time. Our hope at the SF is to encourage people to spend some of their money to help worthy charities and non-profit organizations. A firm financial principle of the SF is that one’s first responsibility is to his or her family. Therefore, we work with our clients to identify what is necessary for that foundational responsibility. However, we want to alleviate the fear that one never has enough wealth leading him or her to “build a bigger barn”. If one does plan and invest wisely, then he or she will be able to provide comfortably for his or her family.
We believe that God does expect us to use our gifts, talents, and wealth for the welfare of others. In fact, Scripture tells us that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” This adage in God’s word can be challenging to the one with abundant means, however, we must also believe that God is not out done in generosity. The morally conscious investing that the SF promotes believes that you the investor should be a wise steward of what you have been given and, we must be good stewards of the trust you place in us. Stewardship works when people identify where their hearts and passions lead them. Stewardship works when one is willing to seek, and share the treasure God desires for you. Stewardship works when you realistically define what is necessary to provide for your family now and in the future. And, most importantly, stewardship works when you honor what God expects of you.
This journey of financial stewardship involves a process of understanding, acknowledging, accepting, and acting. We embrace the opportunity to partner with you on this journey.