Stewardship Begins in the Heart

By Helen Bessent Byrd (M.Div. ’07)

Stewardship emanates from a commitment to God who owns the earth and all that is in it (Psalm 24:1).  As recipients of God’s favor, we enjoy the bounty of the earth.  In response, as children of God, it is incumbent upon us to manage well the resources that God has made available to us and to faithfully share these treasures with others.  Jesus, said, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  The good person brings good things out of a good treasure (Matt. 12:34b-35a NRSV).  As good stewards, members of the Black Alumni Association share our bounty by giving our time, talent, and financial treasures to aid our alma mater in its core mission, “to participate in the mission of the church by forming and equipping leaders for the work of ministry.”

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