What is Stewardship?

Stewardship is the realization that everything we have is a gift on loan to us. Sharing these loaned gifts with others to build up the kingdom of God is a great response of faithful stewardship. These loaned gifts can be grouped under three main areas:
 
Time        Talent        Treasure
 
These three are gifts loaned to us to use for His glory. For example, the money we “have” is really a gift from God loaned or entrusted to us. It is really not our own. The same with our “time” and talents”. We are expected to share these gifts that are on loan to us to fulfill God’s plan for us on earth. 
 
A healthy church is anchored by the idea that we are called to share our time, talents, and treasure to glorify God. If we do this, we are only sharing what the Lord has loaned to us in the first place. “Well done good and faithful servant” refers to the talents the Master gave to his servants, asking them to use them for good purpose.