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:
- Adopt A Family Imagine families right here in Buffalo that cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts for their children. Think about the sadness in the eyes of the kids on Christmas Day when there are no gifts under the Christmas tree. How about the sorrow the parents feel when they have disappointed their family? Now, imagine doing something to ...
- Toys for Tots The local Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the Buffalo Rotary is collecting unwrapped toys for children in Buffalo and Montrose area in the collection bin at Zion until December 8.
- Memorials Update Current memorial gift opportunities include: New digital highway sign – we have plans all ready for a beautiful architectural sign that enhances the current space and makes use of a large programmable LED sign so we can best keep the community informed of all the happenings at Zion. New carpeting in the sanctuary. The original carpet and pew cushions ...
Estimate Your Giving
Pick up an Estimate of Giving form at church, or send your estimate by email to our Financial Secretary