Why a “GIFT Stewards Programme”?
We give to the Church because of our faith and because we love the Church. It is not because we have to, but because we know it is the right thing to do as members of the Church (5th precept).
In faith, we recognise that everything we have is not our own – everything is given by God and belongs to Him. Therefore, we need to be accountable for how we use our God-given gifts.
However, the development of such faith based giving requires an understanding of the church’s teachings in the area of stewardship and a shared value system of such giving amongst Catholics.
Through this programme, we hope to build up a community of GIFT Stewards who, as His good and faithful servants (ref. Mt 25:23), offer up their God endowed gifts of time, talents and treasures and multiply what He has blessed us with for the purpose of returning them to God.
The programme is available to regular GIFT contributors and will guide Catholics to learn about more opportunities to give their God-given blessings back to our Church.
The GIFT Stewards Programme seeks to do this through 3 tracks: