"Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship"
Our Stewardship theme for 2023 is Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship. As true stewards of the Body of Christ, we understand the power of our Stewardship to revitalize the Church.
The annual themes associated with the Stewardship Ministry Campaigns going back to 2010 are intended to broaden the general understanding of Orthodox Christian Stewardship. Resources from each of these years are available on this web site and remain timely as a supplement to the current year’s resources. Many of the professionally designed tri-fold brochures past years are available through OrthodoxMarketplace.com. We encourage parish leaders to make use of previous themes to educate members 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 on this site. We invite you to visit, “like” and “follow” us on Facebook.
Current Stewardship Resources are listed below with descriptions and links. Please contact the Department of Stewardship, Outreach and Evangelism for information and assistance.
The 2023 QuickStart Guide will assist your parish Stewardship team in getting started and planning a full year of Stewardship Ministry. Download »
This tri-fold brochure, provides a reflection on the theme "Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship," offering insight into the ways in which we become truly the Body of Christ in Divine Liturgy. 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. Download PDF »
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 »
With the color poster in 11x17 or 8.5x11 dimensions, you can share the message of stewardship with your parishioners and visitors.
The resources include a PowerPoint Presentation to assist you in presenting the concepts of Stewardship within the theme of the year. 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. Download PPTX » | Download PDF »
These bulletin inserts will assist you in promoting a positive stewardship message and educating the faithful. Inserts are formatted for 8.5x14 paper to be cut in half. Download DOC » | Download PDF »
Inspirational graphics relating to Stewardship Ministry for posting to Social Media Platforms. Download the Graphics Files Zip which contains 8 graphics you can upload and share via Social Media!
We hope you will be inspired by the following stories from these parishes on their experience with stewardship
- Council of Ministries and Its Role in Stewardship Development: St. Nektarios - Charlotte, NC
- Kiosk Convenience Increases Stewardship: St. Katherine - Falls Church, VA
- Maximize: Holy Trinity - Carmel, IN
- Transforming the Heart of a Community: from Dues to Stewardship: Holy Trinity - Pittsburgh, PA
- "It Takes a Village...": A Holistic Parish Approach to Youth Stewardship
- Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship
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. Sample Letters (DOCX) ».
This section includes sermon on the theme for this year.
- Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship
- Our Church. Our Spiritual Home
- Stewards of the Gospel
- "But the Greatest of These is Love"
- A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: the Stewardship of Time
- Stewards of the Faith: Sermon on the 2019 Stewardship Theme
- "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart" Stewardship of Work
- Additional sermons may be found here »
These beautiful high resolution banners promote the message of stewardship in your parish. Banners are available in 3x6' and 4x8' sizes. Banners may be ordered by contacting the Department at [email protected] or contact Fr Jim Kordaris at [email protected]. Download order form (PDF) »
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. Download PDF » | Download Word DOC »
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). You may also contact Fr Jim Kordaris, the Department Director, at [email protected]. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Thank you for your dedication to Stewardship Ministries.