Stewardship begins with Trust & Conversion Committing to the Lord Sharing based on Gratitude Not in a single action, but as a Way of Life
Links stewardship and discipleship Emphasizes that stewardship is both spiritual and practical It’s not a program or quick fix – it’s our faith in action
Timeline (review) June ’13 - The Decision for Stewardship Sept ’13 - ICSC Conference in Dallas Oct ’13 - Task Force Established Dec ’13 - First Plan Drafted Jan ’14 - Stewardship Day @ HFC & Clergy Workshop @ SSDC & Clergy Workshop @ SSDC FMA ’14 - Presentations & Resources May ’14 - Priests’ Convocation
International Catholic Stewardship Conference Team
Our Reality Conversion takes time & resources Education is an essential element Getting started requires a Plan Each Parish is Unique
Our Interim Goals All Parishes begin a Stewardship education and Communication Effort this year – 2014 All Parishes organize a Stewardship Committee by December – 2014 Most Parishes have their 1st Commitment Sunday within the next year - 2015
Diocesan Deliverables Stewardship Education Guidebook, Resources, Examples Support for improving Parish IT Provide consulting as required Host stewardship workshops
Where Are We Now Parishes fall into one of 3 categories: 1. Has an established Committee and a commitment process in place 2. Has formed or started to form a Committee and has begun the education process 3. Has expressed some level of interest in getting started
How do we move forward? We have an actionable plan.
A foundation upon which the parish stewardship process can be built.
Key Elements Forming the Parish Stewardship Committee Forming the Parish Stewardship Committee Achieving consensus among parish leaders Achieving consensus among parish leaders A basic stewardship education process A basic stewardship education process
Our Diocese is Committed to Helping Each Parish Each Vicariate has a representative serving on the Stewardship & Development Commission To get started or to set an appointment, contact Mark Clark @ Stewardship & Development
Let’s Get Started 1. Please share what’s happening at your parish with stewardship. 2. Please share your ideas and suggestions for resources that will help your parish stewardship effort.