How we live as Orthodox Christians is defined through our Stewardship to the Church, Diocese and community!
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is to promote spiritual growth and strengthen faith. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty and trust and act on those beliefs. As Stewards, we affirm that every aspect of our lives comes as a gift from Him. Stewardship calls on the faithful to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which they have been blessed.
An Orthodox Christian Steward is an active participant in the life of the Church. The parish encourages all who accept the Orthodox Faith to become practicing Stewards. Each year the Steward is expected to carefully review his or her personal circumstances and make a commitment of Time, Talent, and Treasure to support the Parish and her Ministries, which in turn support the National Ministries of our Archdiocese, Metropolises, and institutions.
Effective Stewardship ministry is not a single event or project. Rather, it is going out to our people wherever they are in their walk with Christ, listening to their concerns, helping them to realize their importance as branches of the True Vine and encouraging them to offer their gifts in His service.
These resources will help the Clergy and Stewardship Committees enhance the understanding of Stewardship within the parish. The materials may be reproduced, altered and used within your Church.
We are also available to answer questions, provide support, meet with parish Stewardship Committees and complete on-site parish presentations.
Thank you for your interest. Please pray for us and our work.
Stewardship Planning for 2019
Committee Planning Guide
Stewardship Booklet with Sample Letters
Stewardship Best Practices
Stewardship Commitment Cards
Ministry Sunday Resources
Stewardship Clergy Resources