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The Four Pillars of Stewardship

Four Pillars of Parish Stewardship from Wichita, Kansas.  View document

 

Hospitality

Christian Kindness: "When I was a stranger, you welcomed me." (Matt. 25:35)

  • Is your parish a welcoming and hospitable place of worship?
  • How are new parishioners welcomed into your parish family?
  • Do long-standing members of the parish feel welcome and involved?

Helpful Resources:

Hospitality Ideas
New Member Packet Contents

What hospitality is and is not?

 

Prayer

A Heart to Heart with God: "Prayer is as necessary to our souls as food is to our bodies." (Characteristics of a Christian Steward)

  • Is your parish a place of prayer?
  • Is it evident to you that the directions and decisions of the parish are guided by a deep prayer life of the parish community?

Helpful Resources:

Prayers
Devotions

Stewardship Prayer
Suggestions for Your Personal Growth in Prayer
Prayer Process from Matthew Kelly (English)
Prayer Process from Matthew Kelly (Spanish)

 

Formation

Continuous Conversion: "Being a disciple is not just something else to do, alongside many other things suitable for Christians. It is a total way of life and requires continuing conversion." (USCCB's Stewardship a Disciple's Response - Pastoral Letter on Stewardship)

  • Do the mission, vision, objectives and goals of your parish include enough emphasis upon faith formation of parishioners?
  • If not, in what area(s) in the parish does greater faith formation need to occur?

Helpful Resources:

Stewardship Book Recommendations
Book Review-Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly
Book Review-Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell

Virtues of Christian Steward:

Virtue of Prayer
Virtue of Generosity
Virtue of Humility
Virtue of Mercy
Virtue of Patience
Virtue of Perseverance
Virtue of Responsibility
Virtue of Simplicity
Virtue of Trust

 

Service

Love in Action: "...Amen I say to you, whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me." (Matt. 25:40)

  • How do the pillars of hospitality, prayer and formation manifest themselves through the service ministries offered in your parish?
  • Are we a maintenance church, looking inward, or a mission church who exists to serve the needs of the parish and community?

Stewardship Formation for Ministry Leaders

 

 


Contacts:

Diana LiskaDiana Liska
Director of Stewardship & Parish Relations
817-945-9444
Cell: 312-919-3764

Paula ParrishPaula K. Parrish, CFRE
Executive Director of Advancement Foundation
817-945-9440

 

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