2013 Stewardship Resources
The National Stewardship Department provides materials to parishes to aid in Stewardship planning.
2013 Stewardship Resources for Parish Ministry
Chosen and Appointed by God to Go and Bear Fruit
We are pleased to provide you and your Stewardship Team with these 2013 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 late summer. 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.
Our theme for 2013 is Chosen and Appointed by God to Go and Bear Fruit from chapter 15 of the Gospel of John. At the Last Supper, as we read in Chapter 15 of the Gospel of John, Jesus instructed His disciples, "I Am the Vine; you are the branches." He was telling us that the purpose of our abiding in Him is that we may bear fruit for God in the world. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit..." Just as the vine bears fruit only through its branches, so Jesus has chosen to work in the world through us. We are the members of His Body. We are the branches through which the True Vine must bear fruit. We bear fruit when we serve and support God and His Church.
Resources available here in digital format are:
QUICK START GUIDE
This quick start guide provides your parish stewardship team with an outline and checklist to plan their efforts for the year ahead. Click here to access the Quick Start Guide in pdf format or MSWord editable format B&W / MSWord editable format color.
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 editable format.
CHOSEN AND APPOINTED BROCHURE
This tri-fold brochure, provides a reflection on the Chosen and Appointed… 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.
BROCHURES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
These brochures continue to be timely and educational on themes of stewardship. These may supplement your efforts in reaching out to members of your parish.
The tri-fold commitment card provides the stewards with a format for considering blessings in their lives and the many ways in which they may offer these blessings back to God. Click here to access the commitment card in pdf format or MSWord editable format.
STEWARDSHIP Chosen and Appointed… POSTER
The resources include a PowerPoint Presentation to assist you in presenting the concepts of Stewardship within the theme of Chosen and Appointed…. Additional timely PowerPoint Presentations are available in the previous years' resource materials. These presentations are provided in a customizable format, so that you may add photos and entire slides to personalize the presentation for your purposes. Click here to access the presentation.
GREEK LANGUAGE BROCHURES
These brochures are Greek translations of two of our most popular brochures.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE introduces the idea of stewardship in contrast to dues and minimums.pdf format
COME AND SEE invites the individuals to see what the Church can become with their good stewardship. pdf format
CHOSEN AND APPOINTED… 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. Chosen and Appointed… 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.
FAMILY INFORMATION FORM
The Family Information Form provides a tool for gathering information on new and existing parishioners with the goal of engaging them in the life of the church according to their interests, skill, training and education. As the new parish management software is implemented, this information will be utilized by the parish priest and his designees for supporting parish ministries and implementing new initiatives. Click here to access the Family Information Form in MSWord editable format.
All of the 2013 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.