A biblical world view of stewardship can be defined as, "utilizing and managing all resources God provides, for the glory of God and the betterment of his creation" (Charles Bugg, “Stewardship” in Holman Bible Dictionary (Holman: Tennessee, 1991), 1303-1304). Stewardship is therefore a matter of discipleship as we give in response to God’s generosity, leading to his ultimate sacrifice for us on the cross.
Christian stewardship is our responsibility to be stewards – or caretakers – of God’s resources, including recognising that everything we have come from God. Stewardship is also acknowledging that God is the source of each gift and possession, that we have a trusteeship over them and not an ownership. Our giving forms a response to that generosity.