What is a church steward?
Church stewards are right at the heart of the local church.
Working as a team with other stewards and alongside ministers, deacons and probationers they have responsibility for the full scope of the church's life and activities.
This key role means that church stewards have the dual responsibilities of leadership.
Which means that they need to,
- have vision and good planning skills
- be caring, supportive, and mindful of others' needs.
Church stewards work in a voluntary capacity, so their responsibilities are balanced alongside their personal commitments, family and social life.
If you are a church steward you will know that you rely a great on your organisational strengths and deep reserves of patience!
Church stewards are required to be members of the Local Church (or supernumerary ministers stationed in the Circuit). Information about the appointment, general responsibilities and particular duties of church stewards can be found in Standing Orders 632-634. Standing Orders can be found in Volume 2 of CPD