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Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stwardship: The Gospel of Stewardship 101 & 102

Gospel of Stewardship 101 & 102
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Noon-5:00 PM (Lunch Provided)

Stewardship Ambassador Training
Sunday, March 27, 2011 12:30-4 PM

Hosted by the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Luke
400 Prospect Street East Longmeadow, MA 01028  (413) 525-4551

A parish that practices true Orthodox Christian Stewardship is truly on fire and can achieve the unimaginable as it emulates the kingdom of God. It is the challenge of every parish council, stewardship committee and Clergyman to ensure that each parish practices true stewardship and affords every parishioner the opportunity to maximize their commitment of time, talent and treasures to God’s work. The question is how best to implement a truly successful stewardship program?

The National Stewardship Commission of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, together with the Metropolis of Atlanta, have created a unique and inspirational educational experience to help the parish counsels, stewardship committees and Priests implement a highly successful and new approach to stewardship. This program is a high energy, very entertaining and interactive four-hour program that includes ample time for very specific questions and answers tailored to the unique needs of each parish. Participants will learn what true stewardship is, how to organize your parish to maximize results and very specific tactics on how to get the most out of their stewardship program and stewards.

The experienced facilitators are Bill Marianes and George Matthews of the National Stewardship Commission and Archdiocese Council. This successful program was piloted in the Metropolis of Atlanta and then rolled out to rave reviews at the Archdiocese Clergy/Laity Assembly in Washington, DC. Since then, Bill and George have traveled the country energizing communities with this highly effective and spiritually based Christian stewardship approach that can substantially improve a parish’s results. The conventional wisdom is that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Many parishes have realized a degree of insanity with their unsuccessful or stagnant stewardship programs. This new stewardship vision will help break the chains that bind us to less effective (or ineffective) stewardship practices and will help create an environment that maximizes the results our communities experience.

To receive the most from this dynamic stewardship program, all members of the parish council and stewardship committee, and Priests, of a parish should attend so that they can all understand how to reorganize the local parish and stewardship program to maximize their effectiveness. Please contact the host parish priest or parish council to obtain further information regarding this exciting and very entertaining program that will be delivered near you. It is the honor of the Archdiocese National Stewardship Commission and the stewards who participate in these programs to offer the good word of how to ignite the flame of stewardship in your community as a part of our greater calling to serve God and His Holy Greek Orthodox Church.

Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given. (Luke 12:48)