You are a Member of the Body of Christ
We are pleased to provide you and your Stewardship Team with these 2011 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.
For 2011 we continue the theme of Come and See, and explore the idea of membership in the Church, the Body of Christ. To be a member of the Church is not the same as being a member of a club or civic group. The Church is the “Body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12). Therefore, to be a member of the Church is to be a part of the living body of Christ. We invite all to Come and See what the Church can become with their active participation.
Resources available here in digital format are:
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. (Adobe PDF or Word DOC)
Body of Christ Brochure
This tri-fold brochure explores the theme of membership in the Body of Christ, and serves as an insert in your stewardship communications or as a resource to be offered during stewardship visitations. (Adobe PDF or Word DOC)
These color posters share the message of stewardship with your parishioners and visitors.
- Body of Christ Poster (Adobe PDF or Word DOC)
- Come and See Poster (burgundy/horizontal) (Adobe PDF)
- Come and See Poster (blue/vertical) (Adobe PDF)
There are several PowerPoint Presentations to assist you in presenting the concepts of Stewardship. These presentations are provided in a customizable format, so that you may add photos and entire slides to personalize the presentation for your purposes.
In addition, we include here two PowerPoint Presentations from St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis outlining creative approaches to issues related to Stewardship Ministry. Both presentations are provided in a customizable format, so that you may add photos and entire slides to personalize the presentation for your purposes.
Planned Giving Resources
Planned Giving resources are being developed by the Stewardship Commission in cooperation with the Office of Parish Development. The initial resource are two brochures and a poster that encourage people to consider whether they have included the Church in their estate planning, and directs them to their priest for guidance.
- Estate Planning Considerations Brochure (Adobe PDF)
- Our Orthodox Christian Legacy Brochure (Adobe PDF)
Come and See 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. Click for a sample banner and order form. (Adobe PDF)
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. (Adobe PDF)
All of the 2011 Stewardship Campaign resources listed above are available in hard copy through the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism. Please send your requests by email to [email protected] or call 646-519-6160.
Thank you for your dedication to Stewardship Ministries.