Mennonites believe that everything belongs to God, who calls us as the church to live as faithful stewards of all that God has entrusted to us This includes our gifts, our time, the earth, and our money. As stewards of money and possessions we are to live simply, practice mutual aid within the church, uphold economic justice and to give generously and cheerfully. This understanding of stewardship is based on Ephesians 5: 15-16, Philippians 4:11-12, 2 Corinthians 8:13-14, James 5:4. We do not have tithing laws but talk more about Christian stewardship in every aspect of our lives.