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2011 Stewardship Campaign:
Come and See

Play the above YouTube video to see a PowerPoint presentation about the 2011 Stewardship theme:

You are a Member of the Body of Christ

Parish Resources

We are pleased to provide you and your Stewardship Team with these 2011 Stewardship Resources. This is the first step in a year-round effort to provide practical and inspiring stewardship resources for the parish. These are mailed to the parishes in hard copy in September. Additional resources will be made available electronically through this website (www.stewardship.goarch.org), e-mail communications and in hard copy sent by regular mail.

For 2011 we continue the theme of Come and See, and explore the idea of membership in the Church, the Body of Christ. To be a member of the Church is not the same as being a member of a club or civic group. The Church is the “Body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12). Therefore, to be a member of the Church is to be a part of the living body of Christ. We invite all to Come and See what the Church can become with their active participation.

Resources available here in digital format are:

STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY PRACTICAL STEPS BOOKLET
This booklet contains guidelines for preparation of a parish Stewardship Program, updated letters, a sample commitment card and new member card, various campaign formats and ideas for parish stewardship ministry. Click here to access the booklet in pdf format or MSWord format.

BODY OF CHRIST BROCHURE
This tri-fold brochure explores the theme of membership in the Body of Christ, and serves as an insert in your stewardship communications or as a resource to be offered during stewardship visitations. Click here to access the brochure in pdf format or MSWord editable format.

COME AND SEE BROCHURE
This tri-fold brochure, also included in the 2010 materials, provides a reflection on the Come and See theme and serves as an insert in your stewardship communications or as a resource to be offered during stewardship visitations. Click here to access the brochure in pdf format or MSWord editable format.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE BROCHURE
This tri-fold brochure, also included in the 2010 materials, makes the case for stewardship versus dues. Click here to access the brochure in pdf format or MSWord editable format.

POSTERS
These color posters share the message of stewardship with your parishioners and visitors.  
Body of Christ Poster pdf format or MSWord editable format
Come and See Poster (burgundy/horizontal) pdf format
Come and See Poster (blue/vertical) pdf format

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
There are several PowerPoint Presentations to assist you in presenting the concepts of Stewardship. These presentations are provided in a customizable format, so that you may add photos and entire slides to personalize the presentation for your purposes.
Come and See PowerPoint click here to download
A New Perspective PowerPoint click here to download

In addition, we include here two PowerPoint Presentations from St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis outlining creative approaches to issues related to Stewardship Ministry. Both presentations are provided in a customizable format, so that you may add photos and entire slides to personalize the presentation for your purposes.
Lunch for 2 Cents PowerPoint click here to download
Free in Three PowerPoint click here to download

PLANNED GIVING RESOURCES
Planned Giving resources are being developed by the Stewardship Commission in cooperation with the Office of Parish Development. The initial resource are two brochures and a poster that encourage people to consider whether they have included the Church in their estate planning, and directs them to their priest for guidance.
Estate Planning Considerations Brochure pdf format
Our Orthodox Christian Legacy Brochure pdf format

COME AND SEE VINYL OUTDOOR BANNERS
Attractive banners for promoting the message of stewardship are available through the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism. These banners may be customized to fit the needs of your parish.
Come and See Vinyl Outdoor Banner sample and order form

COUNCIL OF MINISTRIES
This resource provides of a positive approach to stewardship of the entire person through involvement in parish ministries as carried out in the St. Nektarios Church of Charlotte, North Carolina. Click here to access this 11x17 resource in pdf format.

All of the 2011 Stewardship Campaign resources listed above are available in hard copy through the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism. Please send your requests by email to Stewardship@goarch.org or call 646-519-6160.

Though we have made every effort to anticipate the needs of the parish Stewardship Team, the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism is available to assist you in customizing these resources. Contact the department by email (Stewardship@goarch.org), fax (646-519-6166) or by telephone (646-519-6160). We will do our best to accommodate your custom resource request.

Thank you for your dedication to Stewardship Ministries.