Christian Stewardship Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

STEWARDSHIP AND THE STEWARD

Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life that acknowledges our responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is spiritual growth. We become Stewards when we believe in God and begin to act on our beliefs. As Orthodox Christians, we acknowledge that every aspect of our life is a gift from Him. We are called to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which we have been blessed.

Parish leaders are called to lead the people to a new way of seeing things – a new way of life – with words that echo the greatest commandment to “love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,” calling others to commit their lives to Jesus Christ in such a way that leads to the joy of
knowing Him personally and profoundly.

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, Theological School and related institutions.

STEWARDSHIP IS ABOUT THE JOY OF GIVING FREELY

Stewardship is a practice that can help shape our world and ourselves in such a way that we can experience God's grace, love and communion in the present. God is never outdone in generosity. A steward is a manager, someone who looks after someone else’s property. That is what we are. We are all managers in God’s kingdom, and we have a responsibility to protect and grow God’s gifts.

Fr. Jim's Stewardship Message

The Christian concept of Stewardship can only be understood and appreciated within the twin concepts of fellowship and community, wherein we reflect the Image of the Holy Trinity (The Divine Community) and realize, through imitation of this Divine Paradigm, our full humanity and true divinity indeed, our identity, authenticity, and destiny.

In Christ's Church, we have a heritage, we have an identity, we have authenticity, and we have a destiny. His Church is our Ark of Salvation to protect and deliver us and bring us to the Eternal Promised Land and Heavenly Kingdom.

Νο government or man-made institution can offer all that. Only God can offer eternal salvation, and He has providentially established His Church for this Divine Purpose.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, please pray as a family, and in gratitude and joy, make your offering to your Church, as a good, faithful steward for what God has given and accomplished for you and your family.

 

You may print your Stewardship Member printable form and mail it into the Church office 
or 
You may utilize the Stewardship Member online form 

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