Strengthening Your Parish’s Stewardship Program
About Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever
The “Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever” program is designed to help parishes instill the value of stewardship as a way of life, as a path to greater spiritual growth and as a source for strengthening faith for Orthodox Christians.
Stewardship is the natural outgrowth of a parish’s efforts to reach out, welcome and engage its parishioners in the life of the Church. The program and this page offers guidance to parishes for inspiring generosity among the faithful.
Monthly Stewardship Calls
March 7, 2023 | 7:00 PM | Virtual Meeting
- Deeper dive into Ownership
- Breakout Sessions for sharing ideas
- Full Group Sharing
The Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever team of the Metropolis of Chicago offers a mix of presentation and questions for reflection, with a focus on practical application for parishes.
An Introduction to Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever 2023
For the February 2023 meeting, His Eminence will present opening remarks. An overview of the long-term stewardship plan and of the first Tuesday monthly meetings will follow.
Money and the Gospel
Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of ‘Money & Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way’, discusses the topic of Money and the Gospel.
A Practical Guide to Creating Stewardship Materials for 2023
Diakonissa Alexandria Kalina will discuss a how-to, hands-on approach to making a parish’s Stewardship package.
Planned Giving in your Parish
Stacey Stathulis & Father Jim Kordaris will make a presentation on Planned Giving – a natural extension of stewardship – and the opportunity it presents to your parish.
Strengthening our Relationship with God through Stewardship
William (Bill) Morrison of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese was our special guest presenter for the August meeting.
Outreach As Fluid Ministry
Fr. Ciprian Streza was our special guest presenter for the June meeting.
Taste and See: An Introduction to Cultivating Generosity in Parishes
Meredith McNabb of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at IUPUI was our special guest presenter for the May meeting.