A Steward’s Creed
I believe that what we have is not ours. It all belongs to God. We are merely stewards of His precious resources.
I believe that Jesus is the perfect example of learning to give generously. Jesus shows us how to die to our selfish desires so that we may care for others, giving with trust, giving with love, and giving with joy.
I believe that the Holy Spirit gives us the will to share our gifts and the strength to let go of them, looking confidently to God for all our needs in order that we might live responsibly in true gratitude.
Financial Stewardship at Zion
Stewardship is simply the act of managing the resources God has given us. Here at Zion we believe that it is an integral part of our faith walk. Stewardship is a spiritual issue that needs to be nurtured just like any other aspect of our lives. Closely related to our attitude about giving of our time, talents and possessions, it is not something to be feared. Those of us who have embarked on an intimate walk with Christ have found that “Giving is Good for the Giver.” We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery and growth.
Zion seeks to fulfill an ambitious mission, which calls for a strong stewardship program. The two goals are closely related. Jesus is well aware of the importance of giving. Of the forty-two parables Jesus used in His ministry, twenty-five of them dealt with how we use our possessions. While He talks about prayer in the Bible 372 times, He talks about possessions and giving 2,172 times! We are challenged to give of our first fruits by setting aside gifts for God’s ministry before we spend on ourselves, and we are challenged to give sacrificially using the tithe (ten percent of our income) as a biblical benchmark.
The easiest way to give to Zion online is through GiveMN
You can also give via Paypal or credit card through these shopping cart links:
- Calling All Shoppers Shop for Kingdom Rock VBS! Everyone is invited to take part in the epic adventure that is Kingdom Rock VBS as Zion prepares to welcome hundreds of kids with God’s great and abundant love! Donating is easy – and fun! Check out the Royal Donation Board by Fellowship Hall Find a crown that fits your fancy! Each crown has a ...
- Joy of Giving by Dawn Schmidt True happiness does not result from what we get, but from what we give. You know the saying, it is better to give than to receive. When you receive a gift, you are excited and very thankful. The gift may bring you happiness for a moment or even a day. However, when you learn ...
- Marysville Roof Fundraiser The Property Committee is selling shingle pieces to support repairs to Zion’s historic Marysville Church through the the Marysville Preservation Fund. Give a donation at the display in the lobby/narthex by April 28 and add a shingle or two to the supporter board which will be displayed at Marysville this summer. Each shingle represents the $30 ...
Estimate Your Giving
Pick up an Estimate of Giving form at church, or send your estimate by email to our Financial Secretary