God entrusts us with responsibility for ourselves, our world, our fellow humans, and our material resources. God blesses our efforts as we live for Him.
For every church member to establish the habit of putting God first in every area of life.
To help leaders and members develop habits necessary for spiritual growth and faithful stewardship.
Recognizing that christian stewardship is a very broad and important concept that reaches into all aspects of a life dedicated to Christ—from family relations and giving patterns to health habits, from time management to the care of the environment;
Recognizing that to promote commitment and faithfulness in all those areas would be too great a task for only one department;
Recognizing that differently from many other denominations, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has assigned other departments to deal with almost each one of those aspects of Stewardship (for example, Health Ministries, Youth Ministries, Sabbath School & Personal Ministries and Family Ministries);
The Stewardship Ministries department will therefore work mainly, but not exclusively, on the task of promoting  trust in the Lord,  faithfulness and  a missionary mindset through financial stewardship.
Complexity should not be admired; it should be avoided.