The priests of the Orthodox Church are called to be chief stewards of their parish communities. This requires a strong theological understanding of Stewardship, a strong personal practice of stewardship in one's personal life, and tools to bring a solid stewardship approach to parish members, leaders, and ministry groups.
A special series has been developed, providing 10 hours of presentation materials to help pastors in this task. This information is best presented in a teaching or retreat setting. The four primary areas of Focus are:
These presentations can be done in a variety of ways - depending on the needs of the group. Contact Fr. Robert for more information on these opportunities for growth.
To live as an Orthodox Steward is to live a challenging and spiritually fulfilling life - aware of God's ever-present Providence, prompting and grace. We respond to His Grace by offering ourselves, our material resources and 'all of our life to Christ our God.' This spiritual dynamics of offering form the basis of an Orthodox life of stewardship which is God-centered and Eucharistic - filled with thanksgiving and joy.
Parish visits and retreat weekends can be arranged to include Saturday Workshops/Retreats and Sunday Liturgy presentations. The Sunday presentations can be especially effective in reaching the broad parish community and serve as an excellent, initial exposure to the principles and practices of Orthodox Stewardship