Stewardship is a good church word but it actually has its roots in business.
Definition – the office, duties, and obligations of a steward; the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. A steward is a manager, a fiscal agent, one employed to oversee the belongings of others, who actively directs affairs:
This is how the Canterbury staff view their vocations. We care for this property and the people who come here. We manage the operation comprehensively. From booking groups, to paying bills, to preparing meals, cleaning rooms, cutting grass, maintaining the many mechanical systems and more all of these tasks we steward for the sake of others.
Canterbury is a registered 501c3 Religious non-profit corporation. We are led by a wise board of directors and the staff serves at their pleasure.
Yet, there is an even greater calling we feel. We serve Almighty God in preserving this sacred space for people to learn, grow, discover, decide and dream. We take the charge seriously to manage this safe haven in the world, knowing the community, the church, civic groups, schools, businesses, the world itself, would be lessor without Canterbury in it.
A steward does the work so succeeding generations will enjoy the asset. Everyday we seek to be faithful to this solemn call of stewardship, preserving the beauty and the function of Canterbury.
Reflection: What are you steward over? What do you want to pass on to the next generation?
Canterbury Partners join us in the stewardship of this mission and ministry. That is why we invite you to Become a Canterbury Partner.