Designate, Review and Develop

Monday, February 24, 2014

As the result of giving thanks to God for the abundance of His blessings, of affirming the many Spiritual gifts we have received, and committing ourselves to Biblically-based principles of stewardship including financial giving, we must have a plan to follow through. The plan involves three steps. The first step is to designate. The Stewardship Commission of the Diocese has studied the best of stewardship practices. These best practices show us that one person should be designated as the person with whom the Stewardship Commission should be in contact. This person would be one who has the special spiritual gift to understand and promote stewardship practices in the parish. That person may be male or female, on the Parish Council or not, young or old. It does not matter. What does matter is that person be committed to the stewardship of time, talent and treasure. What also matters is that this person be committed to learning or themselves contributing to the ways that he or she can enable parishioners to grow in their understanding and practice of stewardship. Read more...