"Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant"
Our Stewardship theme for 2024 is “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant,” from the Parable of the Talents. We are all blessed with certain gifts. This parable stresses the importance of developing our gifts, multiplying them, and offering them back in service to God.
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 ([email protected] or [email protected]) for information and assistance
The 2024 QuickStart Guide will assist your parish Stewardship team in getting started and planning a full year of Stewardship Ministry. Download »
This booklet contains guidelines for preparation of a parish Stewardship Program. Download PDF »
This tri-fold brochure, provides a reflection on the theme "Well Done Good and Faithful Servant," offering insight into the ways in which we multiply and offer our blessings back to God. 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 »
We offer two sample commitment cards/templates providing 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. We encourage you to customize to reflect your parish ministries.
With the color poster in 11x17 or 8.5x11 dimensions, you can share the message of stewardship with your parishioners and visitors.
Sample letters to send to your stewards are available to assist you in your communications efforts. 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.
- Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant (2024)
- Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship (2023)
- Our Church. Our Spiritual Home (2022)
- Stewards of the Gospel (2021)
- "But the Greatest of These is Love" (2021)
- A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: the Stewardship of Time (2020)
- Stewards of the Faith: Sermon on the 2019 Stewardship Theme (2019)
- "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart" Stewardship of Work (2018)
- 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.
VINYL BANNERS: To order a vinyl banner, please go to enjoybanners.com, sign in and create an account. Then choose the size - 3X6, 4X8 or 5x10 - and in the special instructions type "2024 Stewardship banner."
Or you can call Ho Choi (the owner) at 714-260-1383 (Pacific time) to place your order and arrange for payment.
Banners usually arrive by UPS ground in one week or less.
CLOTH BANNERS: To order a cloth banner, please contact [email protected] and indicate the number of cloth banners you would like and the size you would like to order - 3x6, 4x8. Fr Jim will contact you with instructions on completing the order.
The Original Icon image is provided for those that chose to customize their parish materials. Download »
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 »
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
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.