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The National Stewardship Commission provides material to parishes to aid in stewardship.

 

Abide in Me


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PARISH RESOURCES

We are pleased to provide you and your Stewardship Team with these 2012 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.

Our theme for 2012 is Abide in Me 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 format.

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.

ABIDE IN ME BROCHURE 
This tri-fold brochure, provides a reflection on the Abide in Me 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.

COME AND SEE Click here to access the brochure in pdf format or MSWord editable format.  This brochure is also available in Greek (click here for pdf format).

BODY OF CHRIST Click here to access the brochure in pdf format or MSWord editable format.  

A NEW PERSPECTIVE Click here to access the brochure in pdf format or MSWord editable format.  This brochure is also available in Greek (click here for pdf format).

ABIDE IN ME POSTER 
This 11 x 17 color poster shares the message of stewardship with your parishioners and visitors.  Click here to access the poster pdf format or MSWord editable format.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS 
The resources include a PowerPoint Presentation to assist you in presenting the concepts of Stewardship within the theme Abide in Me.  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.

BULLETIN INSERTS 
These six bulletin inserts will assist you in promoting a positive stewardship message and educating the faithful.  Click here to access the inserts.

SERMONS 
These sermons have been shared by parish priests and deal with the topic of stewardship from various perspectives.  Click here to access the sermons.

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

ABIDE IN ME 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.  Abide In Me 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 2012 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.