Gordon Botting, producer of Stewpot, explains that when he was appointed stewardship director for the Pacific Union Conference; he was overwhelmed with the task of bringing stewardship education to churches in his conference. He decided he should provide them with a monthly bulletin insert, which would bring practical stewardship ideas to the members.
The name of the bulletin is a combination of two ideas, “stew” a derivative of stewardship and “pot” a shorter form of potpourri, depicting a variety of ideas. Stewpot depicts a potpourri of ideas on the topics of stewardship and finances. It was developed to be a monthly bulletin insert on stewardship.