“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
Stewardship means responsibly managing resources, including finances, the environment, and a person’s physical and mental health.
We are stewards – living our faith and spreading our resources beyond our walls – when we offer food through our Food Pantry, support homeless families through Family Promise and share meals through Labre.
We are stewards when we support an outstanding staff that tends to our congregation and the larger community day after day.
Your stewardship does all this through Forest Hill Church – a lead church in our Presbytery and in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland.
Annual Stewardship Campaign
Pledges and gifts make up 84% of the church’s annual income. Without pledges from members and friends, there would be no pastors, no benevolence, no hospitality, no programs, no building.
Our church budget consists of four parts:
- staff salaries and benefits;
- utility costs and upkeep of our building, the launch pad for all we do;
- community grants to organizations and programs that express our generosity and commitments to justice and outreach; and
- in-house programs (education, fellowship, evangelism, worship).
In response to God’s generosity, the Stewardship Ministry coordinates a year-round program to promote the health of the church body – at an individual, congregation and community level – by cultivating the Spirit through awareness, gratitude, giving and actively honoring the resources of our time, our talents and that which we treasure, including our natural resources.
The annual Stewardship Campaign begins in October. Watch your mailbox for your pledge materials or pick some up at the church.
Stewardship for Kids
Print out and share these Children’s Stewardship Activities with your children at home.