Q. I have a question about stewardship. From what I understand, and from my experiences in a few church congregations, most people/pastors define stewardship as “having to do” something physically by the “law” which tends to show others an “outward” appearance of obedience to the law. Can you elaborate on the meaning of stewardship?
A. The Greek word translated stewardship is also translated dispensation or administration. Out of 7 New Testament appearances, it’s translated stewardship 3 times, all in Luke 16:2-4 where it’s defined as the management, oversight, or administration of another’s property. In the Church, stewardship frequently refers to the management of God’s resources, primarily money.