7T’s of Stewardship

Revolutionary Generosity, Life Management (Stewardship) may be categorized into seven (7) basic stewardship lifestyle philosophies The 7T’s, T7 Concept or T7: T1-Time, T2-Temple, T3-Talent (T3.5-Terra), T4-Treasure, T5-Trust, T6-Theology, and T7-Testimony. The Seven T’s (T7) targets all aspects of our lives and relationship to God and his people. It is an essential element of faith. And includes both spiritual and practical components to each.

The first four are tangible and the last three are the foundation of the first four.

Tangible T’s:

  1. T1-Time
    1. Spiritual: individual, personal worship, bible study & relationship building with God (Time with God).
    2. Practical: – Time Management: Organizing time for family, the individual’s life, and planning for the future.
  2. T2-Temple-Body
    1. Spiritual: “Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost” The individual is a temple of God, comparison to the Bible sanctuary—living temples.
    2. Practical: Body-health management, natural principles of health.
  3. T3-Talent-Gifts from God.
    1. Spiritual: God gives individuals gifts to do His work.
    2. Practical: God gives individuals talents to have gainful employment.
    3. T3.5-Terra: we place care of the planet (Terra firma-Mother Earth) under Talents. Since Talents represent our God-given ability to manage the gifts, he has given His people to bless His church. And in a practical sense bless the world with skills He has given mankind to produce items we enjoy in life. He also has given humans gifts to take care for every aspect of the planet (stewards of the Earth), Terra (T3.5).
  4. T4-(His) Treasure-
    1. Spiritual: Relationship with God through the Tithe and Offering.
    2. Practical: Personal finance/Money management/Debt relief.

Foundational T’s: These are foundational to the four main tangibles overlapping continually.

  1. T5-Trust in God: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (NIV Proverbs 3:5-6).
  2. T6-Theology: Biblical foundations and study of stewardship lifestyle principles. Stewardship is central to Biblical Teaching. The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes it as one of its Fundamental Beliefs (#21): “We are God’s stewards, entrusted by Him with time and opportunities, abilities and possessions, and the blessings of the earth and its resources. We are responsible to Him for their proper use. We acknowledge God’s ownership by faithful service to Him and our fellow human beings, and by returning tithe and giving offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and the support and growth of His church. Stewardship is a privilege given to us by God for nurture in love and the victory over selfishness and covetousness. Stewards rejoice in the blessings that come to others as a result of their faithfulness. (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:15; 1 Chron. 29:14; Haggai 1:3-11; Mal. 3:8-12; Matt. 23:23; Rom. 15:26, 27; 1 Cor. 9:9-14; 2 Cor. 8:1-15; 9:7.)”
  3. T7-Testimony: Verbalizing what God did, does and will do.

The wholistic principles of stewardship are shared at every opportunity; the outcomes: 1) magnify the devotional life, 2) achieve debt-free living, 3) make good wellness lifestyle choices, 4) energize faithful tithing, 5) maximize spiritual gifts potential, 6) stimulate local giving, 7) inspire generous living, and many other lessons which will be gleaned from our messages, workshops, boot camps, and seminars. Giving it all to Jesus is worship. And worship is a lifestyle. This revolution of generosity is for life. This spirit of generosity correctly exemplifies the principles of biblical stewardship.

Seven (7) basic stewardship lifestyle philosophies The 7T’s, T7 Concept or T7: T1-Time, T2-Temple, T3-Talent (T3.5-Terra), T4-Treasure, T5-Trust, T6-Theology, and T7-Testimony are wholistic.