• “It Takes a Village…”: A Holistic Parish Approach to Youth Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    April 15, 2021

    The oft-quoted African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” means that an entire community of people must interact with children in order for those children to grow in a safe and healthy environment. Together with the clergy, youth director and parents, the youth of Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, CA are growing in their faith and in stewardship of their community. Read More

  • Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    December 18, 2020

    Bill Marianes of Stewardship Calling presents a 6-Session webinar "Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship", where the participants will learn the 15 proven best practices of true Christian Stewardship.. Read More

  • Maximize: Working Toward Tithing -- our Journey in Carmel, Indiana

    Stewardship Ministries

    October 16, 2020

    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

  • Doing Their ‘PART’ to Help during a Pandemic

    Stewardship Ministries

    June 17, 2020

    There are parishes throughout the Archdiocese that have had the unenviable task of responding to a natural disaster – floods, hurricanes, wildfires, etc. – but none could be prepared for the pandemic that gripped the United States in the opening months of 2020. Parishes could only respond to their best of their abilities to minister to the spiritual needs of the faithful. In responding, they discovered the many gifts of their stewards. Read More

  • 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

  • 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