• Council of Ministries and Its Role in Stewardship Development

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    The concept of a “Council of Ministries” is not only a structuring of ministries but also a leadership structure for the entire community. This not something that was invented, but rather something that evolved in our community and is serving us well. It is my hope that this concept might benefit other communities. Read More

  • Kiosk Convenience Increases Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    Is a donation kiosk right for your parish? In a recent study of church giving conducted between 2015 and 2017, the traditional methods of donating (cash and check) are declining whereas electronic giving (online, credit/debit card, via bank transfer) is on the rise. The study indicates that the availability of electronic giving extends the opportunity to donate to your church to occasional attendees and those who are absent. Read More

  • Maximize

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    Under the leadership of Fr. Bill, the parish council and the stewardship committee, parishioners were asked to give, asked to honor God through their giving and asked to give of all they have received from God. Parishioners were asked and they responded with joy in their hearts. Read More

  • Transforming the Heart of a Community: from Dues to Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    Embracing stewardship at Holy Trinity began by recognizing that everything its parishioners and clergy have emanates from God – their very lives, their health and all worldly possessions. In recognition of this, the parish gives its time, talents and treasure (the three Ts) as thanks to God and does not view stewardship as an obligation, dues or a tax. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Our stewardship to the Church is an awesome charge, but as stewards of the Faith we may be confident that the Holy Spirit will guide us in love and faith. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Ascension of our Lord Into Heaven

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Christian Stewardship is the means by which we pass the gift of faith in Jesus Christ to the next generation. We must be faithful to the Lord’s commission to the Apostles. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Doubting Thomas

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Our stewardship commitment is a pledge to be faithful to both Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition. The Apostles, Martyrs, Church Fathers, Ascetics, Saints, and countless Christians, empowered in this new life, testify to it as a dynamic reality so that we might join them and confess as does St. Thomas: "My Lord and My God!" Read More

  • Stewardship: The Myrrh-bearing Women

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    What a beautiful expression of stewardship — to move forward without any expectation of the outcome, regardless of potential obstacles. The myrrh-bearing women have no guarantee of success, yet they are motivated by their faith to do what is right and proper. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Descent of Christ Into Hades

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    This event reveals the promise to each of us, that we too will be raised to enjoy the Divine Life in the Heavenly Kingdom. In liberating our first parents, Christ also frees those who put their faith in His coming. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Epitaphios Icon

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    What a beautiful tribute it is when one gives of his possessions to benefit another. This is exactly what Christian Stewardship offers — an opportunity and privilege to be faithful to our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Read More

  • Stewardship: The Crucifixion

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Following the examples of the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist we are to be present at the foot of the Cross. Orthodox Christian Stewardship expects us to remain faithful and obedient to Christ and His Church. We must confront all situations with faith, love, and patience so that we may persevere and anticipate greater joy in blessings to come. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Mystical Supper

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Once again, we learn a valuable lesson in stewardship. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ becomes the sacrifice through the offering of bread and wine. Today, the faithful people of God bring forth the bread and wine as an offering to the Lord. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Entry of Christ Into Jerusalem

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Stewardship is the means by which we express our Orthodox Christian Faith by bearing the cross with Christ. Our whole life is centered in Him as we commit ourselves from today to the last breath we take as members of the earthly Church. Without the Cross, without a commitment to sacrifice, we cannot enter into the joy of Pascha. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Raising of Lazarus

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Life is given to us through Christ. Our commitment to the stewardship ministry reveals how we live our faith in the Resurrected Lord. It is in Jesus’ Resurrection that we receive eternal life and we express our hope in the life to come by our response as Orthodox Christian stewards. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    The Stewardship Program is the way for everyone to belong. We are expected to make an honest and sincere contribution to the sacred ministry of the Church. No matter what one’s income so long as one gives as an expression of faith and love the work of Christ’s church will grow and prevail. Read More

  • Stewardship: Jesus Blesses the Five Loaves in the Wilderness

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    The local parish fulfills its true task and is a most genuine expression of the Church when its ministries and activities center on the heart of true Christian Stewardship expressed in faith, love, and worship. This is the ideal and the goal that each parish seeks to attain and every Orthodox Christian strives to accomplish. Read More

  • Stewardship: Jesus Changes the Water Into Wine

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Stewardship is the means by which a family manages its time, talents, and treasure to the glory of God. To care for and to love one another often calls for sacrifice. As married couples work to fulfill their basic material needs, and in time those of their children, it is imperative that they keep in mind their spiritual lives as well. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Baptism of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Every Orthodox Christian household must again consider the reason for having been baptized into Christ. When we acknowledge the gift of eternal life offered through Holy Baptism, there is no question as to why we must develop and grow as stewards of the Faith! Read More

  • Stewardship: Jesus Teaching in the Temple

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    We include our children in the sacramental life of the Church, but too often neglect to teach them to live the Faith in a holistic manner. Children, too, can be taught to be stewards of the Church by the giving of their Time, Talents, and Treasure. Read More

  • Stewardship: The Flight Into Egypt

    Stewardship Ministries

    November 17, 2015

    Christian Orthodox Stewardship is our opportunity to support the sacred mission of our Church. The Church is not a single parish, but the local Diocese, the Archdiocese, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the National Ministries we are developing. It is our privilege to preserve the Faith with the giving of our Time, Talents, and Treasure. Read More

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