Stewardship simply means "taking care of something entrusted to you." As Christians, we are all called to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God. This goes way beyond the giving of our time, talents, and treasures [material possessions]. It includes our health, our relationships [family and friends], the earth and everything in it, and the word of God. It's a way of life. Stewardship encompasses our receiving God's gifts gratefully, cultivating them responsibly, sharing them lovingly with others, and returning them with increase to the Lord. It's the basis of evangelism and discipleship.