As a minister of generosity the bishop shares the peace of Jesus Christ and promotes communities of justice and peacefulness. The bishop models “Jesus as one who gives and receives Grace” when expressing his or her ministry with individuals and families, in community and in congregations.
Bishops are world church ministers who share in congregations, mission centers, and the World Church by bridging cultures and people through a broader understanding of stewardship and economic diversity. As leaders and mentors, bishops support and train Aaronic ministers through developing temporal ministries. Bishops stand for peace and justice and to act as advocates for local and global economic justice. Bishops foster spiritual growth and wholeness in the church through an understanding of generosity and the stewardship response of time, talent, and financial resources. Bishops encourage, teach, and guide the church in the principles of generosity and Disciples’ Generous Response.