What is stewardship? This is a question that lights a fire in me. When someone asks me this question I struggle to keep my response short…there is so much I want to say about the subject. Still, even after 17 years of studying and promoting the spirituality of Christian stewardship I’m always learning; and understand that I don’t have all the answers. The stewardship movement itself has a diverse and gifted community of leaders, and this is why I have established Joppa Stewardship Leaders. My formation in Christian stewardship has come under the guidance of, and teaching of the Roman Catholic tradition, while Director of Stewardship at the Archdiocese of Winnipeg from 1999 to 2014. In addition I have been blessed to have gained many valuable insights through my association with many sisters and brothers from other Christian denominations. Inspired by the Apostle Peter’s dream in Joppa (Acts 10 & 11), and the subsequent baptizing in the Spirit of Cornelius’ family, it is my hope, and prayer that Joppa Stewardship Leaders will be a place where all the people of God, whatever your tradition, can come and share your experience and wisdom. In doing so, together we will build the leaders, who build the movement, and change the order of things.
Always grateful & hopeful in our good and gracious God,
Joseph Daniel Potvin