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:

September 3  | 7:00pm | Virtual Zoom Meeting

More info coming Soon! There will not be a SSNF meeting in July or August. 


Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate. 

The Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever Team  of the Metropolis of Chicago offers a mix of presentation, discussion and questions for reflection, with a focus on practical application for parishes. 


June Meeting

Planned Giving: Estates, Endowments & Stewardship
Special Guest: Melpomeni (Melpo) Murdakis, Director of Parish Planned Giving for the Archdiocese

April Meeting

Leading the Parish: Stewardship and Outreach in the Sunday Gospels of Great Lent
Special Guest: Fr. Jim Kordaris, Director of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

March Meeting

Stewardship Success Story Panel 
We heard from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, St. Louis Missouri; Saint George, Schererville, Indiana; and Saint Nectarios, Palatine Illinois

February Meeting

Ownership, Engagement and Generosity 
We start 2024 with a wrap up of 2023. Recording and Slides coming soon! 

Past Meetings

February 2023: An Introduction to Strengthen Stewardship Now & Forever 2023    |    View Recording >>    |    Download Slides>>

March 2023: Understanding Ownership    |    View Recording>>    |    Download Slides>>

April 2023: Understanding Ownership, Part 2    |    View Recording>>

May 2023: Understanding Ownership, Part 3    |    View Recording>>    |    Download Slides>>

June 2023: Key Elements of Successful Stewardship: Ownership, Engagement and Generosity    |    View Recording>>    |    Download Slides>>

September 2023: Understanding Engagement    |    View Recording>>    |    Download Slides>>

October 2023: Engagement    |    View Recording>>   

November 2023: Generosity    |    View Recording>>    |    Download Slides>>

December 2023: Generosity, Part 2    |    View Recording>>    |    Download Slides>>


May 2022: Taste and See: An Introduction to Cultivating Generosity in Parishes    |    View Recording >>     |    Download slides >>

August 2022: Strengthening our Relationship with God through Stewardship   |     View Recording >>    |     Download Slides >>

September 2022:  Planned Giving in your Parish    |    View Recording >>    |    Download Slides >>

October 2022:  A Practical Guide to Creating Stewardship Materials   |   View Recording >>   |    Download Slides >> 

November 2022:  Money and the Gospel  |   View Recording >>