The purpose and responsibilities of the Stewardship Ministry are to develop a better understanding of Christian stewardship within the membership, emphasizing that it encompasses the sharing of time and talent as well as treasure. This group shall conduct an annual stewardship campaign, prepare an annual church budget for presentation to the congregation and promote the financial welfare of the church and its programs through education, exhortation and example. The treasurer and financial secretary shall be members of this ministry, but neither shall serve as the chairperson.