"Only those who love the Church," Wallace M. Alston, Jr. of Princeton, NJ's Nassau Presbyterian Church observed, "and believe in that for which it stands, can be expected to support it with their stewardship. If Christians do not direct a good portion of their stewardship to the life and work of the Church, no one else will -- not the disinterested person, not the community charity fund, and certainly not the state. The Church depends for its support solely on those who love it."

Illustration from: Robert R. Kopp, "The Heart of the Matter," Center Presbyterian Church, McMurray, Pennsylvania