Church stewards are at the heart of the local church. As a personal response to God's love in Christ, they work in a voluntary capacity in partnership with the Ministry Team to fulfil responsibilities within the full scope of church life. The Standing Orders that govern church stewards provide a framework for carrying out duties that will vary depending upon the context of the local church.
With other church stewards, you will hold the ‘general responsibilities of a steward’ (SO 633). These can be broken down into four key areas to:
- exercise pastoral care and leadership with the minister;
- hold together in unity the variety of concerns within the Church;
- uphold and act upon the decisions of the Church Council;
- draw others into leadership, where appropriate.