Stewardship Resources for 2021 are now available from the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism are now available on the Stewardship site: stewardship.goarch.org. The Stewardship theme for 2021 is “THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE” (2 Cor 13:13), which was the theme of the 2020 Clergy-Laity Congress.
“My hope is that we will seize the opportunity that is literally being forced upon us,
to become more altruistic, more compassionate toward others,
more patient, and indeed more faithful.”
-Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
The annual themes associated with the Stewardship Ministry Campaigns are intended to broaden the general understanding of Orthodox Christian Stewardship
The professionally designed tri-fold brochures from each year are available through OrthodoxMarketplace.com. We encourage parishes to make use of materials from previous years to educate the faithful on the broader meaning of Orthodox Christian Stewardship as it applies to all aspects of our lives.
Parish Stewardship Team members may add their email to our e-list for Stewardship Ministry updates at www.Stewardship.goarch.org. We also invite you to visit, “like” and “follow” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stewardshipministry/
Resources for this year are available for immediate download:
Special Telos Technology & Finance Quickstart Guide This Tech/Finance QuickStart Guide is based on documents produced by the Telos Group of the Office of Vocations and Ministry at Hellenic College & Holy Cross School of Theology. This Tech/Finance QuickStart Guide is designed to give you a checklist of action items for local parish leadership in the areas of Technology, Finance and Stewardship. Download »
Stewardship Ministry Handbook This booklet contains guidelines for preparation of a parish Stewardship Program. Visit OrthodoxMarketplace.com for print copies of the Handbook, or download here: Download PDF » | Download Word DOC »
Stewardship Brochure 2021 This tri-fold brochure, provides a reflection on the theme "the greatest of these is love," and its implications for stewardship today. This brochure serves as an insert in your stewardship communications or as a resource to be offered during stewardship visitations. The brochure may be ordered in volume from orthodoxmarketplace.com or downloaded and printed locally. We also provide an editable version for parishes that choose to customize the brochure. Download PDF » | Download Word DOC »
Sample Commitment Card The sample commitment card provides your stewards with a format for considering blessings in their lives and the many ways in which they may offer these blessings back to God. Download PDF » | Download Word DOC »
Ministry Profiles We hope you will be inspired by the following stories from these parishes on their experience with stewardship:
Sample Letters Sample letters to send to your stewards are available to assist you in your communications efforst. The Stewardship team should plan to send quarterly follow-up letters through September, followed by a special letter in early December and, if needed, an end-of-year letter. We also provide a letter that speaks to stewardship in the current pandemic. Sample Letters (DOCX) » | Special COVID-19 Pandemic Stewardship Letter ».
Sermons A sermon on the theme is provided here along with additional stewardship sermons.
Banners: Vinyl Stewardship Banners These beautiful high resolution banners promote the message of stewardship in your parish. Various sizes and materials are available on the order form. Download order form (PDF) » | Banner Preview (PDF) ».
Further Assistance is available
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. Contact the department by email ([email protected]), or by telephone (646-519-6760). We will do our best to assist your local stewardship team.