Stewardship: Giving Back To God
What does The Bible say about Stewardship?
Give without show
"Let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing." (Matt. 6:3)
Give with regularity in proportion
"Upon the first day of the week let everyone of you lay by him in store , as God has prospered him." (I Cor. 16:2)
"He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." (II Cor. 9:6)
"Let everyone give as his heart tells him, neither grudgingly, nor under compulsion, for God loves the man that gives cheerfully." (II Cor. 9:7)
Stewardship is learning how to be responsible and a concerned caretaker of Christ's Church. It is learning how to enjoy Church life and be happy in Church work for in her dwells the fullness of the spirit of God.
Stewardship is caring for the needs of others.
Stewardship is what a person does after saying "I believe..." as proof of that belief.
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is to promote spiritual growth and strengthen faith. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty and trust and act on those beliefs. As Stewards, we affirm that every aspect of our lives comes as a gift from Him. Stewardship calls on the faithful to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts which they have been blessed.
An Orthodox Christian Steward is an active participant in the life of the Church. The parish encourages all who accept the Orthodox Faith to become practicing Stewards. Each year the Steward is expected to carefully review his or her personal circumstances and make a commitment of time, talent and treasure to support the Parish and her Ministries, which in turn support the National Ministries of our Archdiocese, Metropolises, and institutions.
Stewardship is devotion and service to God and His Church as persons, as families, as a Parish, as a Metropolis, as a National Church and as the Church Universal. Stewardship is our active commitment to use ALL of our time, talent and treasure for the benefit of humankind in grateful acknowledgment of Christ's redeeming love.
Your church needs your time and financial support. We ask that you please consider how much you depend on your church to be there for you. The only way your church can provide what you need is through your consistent and generous support of your time and money.
$50 per week = $2,600 annually
$45 per week = $2,340 annually
$40 per week = $2,080 annually
$35 per week = $1,820 annually
$30 per week = $1,560 annually
$25 per week = $1,300 annually
$20 per week = $1,040 annually*
*This amount is needed to meet the most minimal budget which does not include funding for Sunday School, Greek School or any other organization. It does not provide for building or property improvements, maintenance, or any savings for long term planning.
A Member in Good Standing has met his previous year's stewardship commitment in full and has filled out and turned in the current year's stewardship form.
Only parishioners who are current in their Stewardship may arrange for a Sacrament.
Only Members in Good Standing, financially (Stewardship) and sacramentally, may participate in scheduled Sacraments or participate in certain aspects of Parish life such as voting in Parish Elections or General Assemblies, or hold official positions such as serving on the Parish Council.
For your convenience you can complete your stewardship form in one of two ways:
1. Blank stewardship forms are available in the church narthex on the table with the church's other publications and forms. Completed forms can be placed in the stewardship box on that table or given to the church treasurer.
2. A printable stewardship form is available by clicking here. Print the form on your home printer, complete and place in the stewardship box in the church narthex or give to the church treasurer.
Each method is completely confidential and secure. Your personal information will not be shared or sold to any third-parties and will only be used for the church's needs.