Being Good Stewards
I started a series of posts a few days ago about the seven Guiding Principles by which Shepherd’s Fold Ranch is led. The first post was on Relationship. It’s been a few days, but here’s post number two, focusing on Stewardship.
Shepherd’s Fold Ranch will Steward our business and finances with integrity and transparency.
This Guiding Principle stems from the Parable of the Shrewd Manager that Jesus share in the 16th Gospel of Luke. The main point of the story is this: “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?”
To incorporate this principle into the Best Summer Camp in Oklahoma, camper and staff members spend at least thirty minutes each day tidying up their cabin space. We make a contest out of it so that the campers have a little fun with it, then during our Closing Ceremony for the week we always share with the parents how well their children cleaned their cabins. It works out well for everyone!