Preaching on Stewardship: Discern Three Meaningful Sermon Themes in Less than an Hour

Preaching on Stewardship: Discern Three Meaningful Sermon Themes in Less than an Hour

The problem with the typical stewardship sermon approach is it puts the cart before the horse. In this case the “cart” is the outcome: the amount of time, talent, and treasure people give on which the parish budget and programs depend. This cart contains idols of scarcity and desperation to achieve that which is beyond our control. Rather than be concerned about what people place in their metaphorical stewardship carts, we can be concerned about the “horse.” That is, the spiritual needs of our people and the dreams God has for them.