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


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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