AY Honor Stewardship Requirements used by North American Division

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Stewardship

Skill Level

2

Year

1986

Version

16.07.2024

Approval authority

North American Division

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Stewardship
Spiritual Growth, Outreach and Heritage
Skill Level
123
Approval authority
North American Division
Year of Introduction
1986
See also



1. What was the role of a steward during biblical times? What has stewardship come to mean in the modern era? Create a modern “dictionary entry” for the term.

2. Is biblical stewardship about the management of all of God’s creation? How does Psalm 50:10-12 affect your understanding of biblical stewardship? Brainstorm a list of ways that stewardship is part of daily life and not just financial gifts.

3. With regard to biblical principles, briefly describe the concept of stewardship based on the list below. What real life example can be applied to each? Use biblical references to support your answer.

4. In the Pathfinder pledge, we promise to be pure, kind, and true. How does following that pledge relate to the stewardship of our mind?

5. Discuss how the text found in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 relates to the stewardship of your body.

6. Using Genesis 2:15 as reference, choose from the list below, one way that you could help to care for God’s earth.


7. Do the following:

a. Read the Bible story about the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) or 1 Corinthians 12.

b. How does God reward the proper usage of talents? How can we know that all of us are given talents/giftedness? Why does it seem God appreciates variety in talents?

c. List three talents or skills that you feel you may have or want to possess. Sketch symbols that illustrate each talent and how it could be used for God’s glory (Ephesians 4:12).

d. Choose one of the talents from the previous list and create another list of three things you want to do to be a good steward and improve that specific talent.

e. Spend at least four hours planning and executing a community activity that uses your talents. Prepare and present the results of your project to a group.


8. Create a list of six daily activities and write down by each item how much time you think you usually spend on the activity. Afterward, measure how much time you actually spend on the items on your list. Some examples can be found below.

9. Briefly describe the fundamental difference between returning the tithes and giving offerings. Include biblical references to support your answer.

10. Discuss Malachi 3:10, answering the following questions:

a. What is the storehouse?

b. How does the storehouse function with reference to the church at large?

11. Briefly describe the process of how the tithe is dispersed and utilized from the local church to the local conference, union conference, division, and the General Conference.

a. Interview an individual (church treasurer, stewardship coordinator, etc.) within your church that is familiar with the church budget.

b. What are some of the financial obligations that your church must meet?

c. How are individual funds placed in a tithe envelope allocated? Prepare and present your findings to a group.