Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is stewardship?
A: This is a word commonly used by churches to mean "everything we have is on one big IOU": the car, the boat, our time, the house, our talents, the
cottage, the savings account, etc. All of it is on loan from the One who gives us everything we could ever need! As stewards, we are "guardians" of what God has given us and trusted us to manage, supervise and attend to. It's about so much more than money!
At Cornerstone, we see giving as more than an obligation for followers of Christ; it's an exciting opportunity to lay up treasure that will last for eternity. Jesus explained it this way:“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21).
Q: Why does Cornerstone talk about money?
A: Cornerstone is a church that is laser-focused on teaching what we see in God's word, and given the numerous Biblical teachings on financial faithfulness and
responsibility, we believe it is a topic worthy of discussion. Jesus knew the allure of earthy riches, which is why He told his followers, "No one can serve two masters. For you will
hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." (Matthew 6:24).
The great news is that financial freedom is possible! God's will becomes incredibly more clear when money is no longer the overriding factor in your decision-making. Quite simply,
we talk about money at Cornerstone because we want everyone to experience this freedom!
Living generously honors God, blesses others, and changes our hearts.
Q: How do I know how much to give?
A: Throughout scripture, the Lord asks for a "tithe" or a tenth of all goods to be brought to His Holy Temple. The reality is that it all belongs to God. We
encourage people to pray and respond. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide your decision-making.