We need again to see stewardship in its true beauty and mobility. The idea that it is a device to get something out of people must be thoroughly rejected. It is God's way of getting something into people, for their enrichment, something noble and beautiful and good and true and enduring. Through the stewardship life God is trying to make them:
A channel of blessing to many,
His partners in getting the Word to the world,
Builders of an eternal kingdom,
Investors in an eternal estate.
Carl W. Berner, Sr. The Power of Pure Stewardship (page 41)
Wayne Knolhoff, Director of the Center for Stewardship at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.