Original Research - Special Collection: Applied subjects, Practical Theology and Science of Religion

Teaching as an act of stewardship: Theology in practice

Carolina S. Botha
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2067 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2067 | © 2014 Carolina S. Botha | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2013 | Published: 24 July 2014

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Carolina S. Botha, Department of Practical Theology, University of the Free State, South Africa


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Abstract

The concept of stewardship has evolved from merely being significant in the financial contribution that people make towards their church to an all-encompassing decision that dictates people’s lives. It is not a feeling of urgency that someone is born with, but rather a decision and commitment made on a daily basis. Teachers thus find themselves in the perfect situation to be stewards in their classrooms on a daily basis. Furthermore, this tendency is noticed in teachers who work towards turning their schools into stewardship-driven institutions that aim to develop an environment driven by a calling to teach; therefore, theology is offered a leading role in the way the school is managed.

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