Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever

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

Next Meeting:

October 3  | 7:00pm | Virtual Zoom Meeting


Understanding Engagement

This month, Guest Speaker Fr. Andrew Barakos will join us to speak on ways to increase engagement within the parish.  

    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.

    September Meeting

    Understanding Engagement 
    We explore connection to people and purpose through engagement. 

    June Meeting

    Key Elements of Successful Stewardship: Ownership, Engagement and Generosity 
    For the June 2023 meeting, we take a deeper dive into Engagement. 

    May Meeting

    Understanding Ownership, Part 3
    For the May 2023 meeting, we continue to explore Ownership. This month, Guest Speaker George T. Orfanakos presents. Pete Nassos of Saint Athanasios also shares how he has applied the SSNF to his Parish. 

    April Meeting

    Understanding Ownership, Part 2
    For the April 2023 meeting, we explore Ownership. We talk through trust-building: confidentiality, transparency, and accountability before going into breakout sessions and ending on full group sharing. 

    March Meeting

    Understanding Ownership
    For the March 2023 meeting, we explore Ownership. We take a deep dive into the topic before going into breakout sessions to share ideas, and returning for full group sharing.

    February Meeting

    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.

    November Meeting

    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.

    October Meeting

    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. 

    September Meeting

    Planned Giving in your Parish 

    August Meeting

    Strengthening our Relationship with God through Stewardship

    May Meeting

     Taste and See: An Introduction to Cultivating Generosity in Parishes