The word “stewardship” has become associated almost entirely with money and fundraising in church culture. Unfortunately, we have burdened this word with money-talk and we have become so routine in doing this that we even have a set time in the calendar year when we say the word “stewardship”. Usually, it happens in the fall. Growing up, I remember my dad always preparing sermons on stewardship in the month of September. September would roll around and my dad would be grumpy. “I don’t like writing sermons in September. I hate asking people for money,” he would say.