2021 Stewardship Town Hall Series

Youth Stewardship: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders

Monday, February 22, 2021

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST

While being a “steward in good standing” at your parish might start at the age of 18, it is never too early to instill in our children and youth the importance of learning to give to the church. Perhaps it might be part of their allowance. Maybe they can volunteer for a local charity. Do they have a talent they can use to help others?

The Stewardship Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco is hosting a presentation on Youth Stewardship on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides who will share her insight into the importance of Youth Stewardship and how the younger generation can be engaged in this important and transformative ministry.

You will also hear from parishes in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and their first-hand experience with Youth Stewardship, providing practical ways to begin implementing this in your community.

There is no cost to participate but advance registration is required to receive the secure Zoom link. Register online by Friday, February 19, 2021.

For more information, please email: [email protected] or call 415-753-3075.

Guest Presenter

Dr. Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides is the Director of the Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC). The OVM is most well-known for its CrossRoad Summer for Orthodox high school juniors and seniors, and the Telos Project which is working with parishes to energize young adult engagement. Dr. Bezzerides teaches Youth Ministry at Holy Cross where she also oversees the Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Leadership, a new one-year graduate program. Ann has spoken at Lilly Endowment conferences on sustainability of youth programs and is passionate about stirring up gratitude and generosity in our young people. She is a graduate of Middlebury College (BA), St. Vladimir’s Seminary (MDiv), and Boston College (PhD). She and her husband Vassilios, a pediatric cardiologist, have three boys and live in Brookline, MA.

Dr. Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides

Stewardship Town Halls will continue monthly through 2021

Developing Annual Stewardship Campaigns and Communications

Getting Parishioners Back to Church

Forming an Effective Stewardship Committee

Life After Festivals

Fostering Community Outreach and Evangelism

Creating an Ambassador Program and Visitations

Welcoming Newcomers to our Church

Establishing a Planned Giving Program         

Getting on the Road to Tithing and Percentage Giving

Implementing Donation Platforms and Technologies


Upcoming Dates (6:30 PM PST)

March 22

April 19

May 24

June 28

July 26

August 23

September 27

October 25

November 22

December 20

Additional details will be announced soon. Mark your calendars!