This simple and direct program guides you through each step of the process, making stewardship an expressive and meaningful act for each parishioner. It is designed to motivate parishioners to increase both their Offertory gifts to the parish and their acts of Christian service to the wider community. The idea must be emphasized that they are accountable for the gifts God has given them and they have a responsibility to share those gifts with others.Used successfully nationwide, this program focuses on any four-week period (with a fifth week for follow-up), and provides a Review Kit for the pastor and staff members, plus material to be sent to each parish household.Stewardship is a real and pressing issue for parishes who face short-falls in both financial support and volunteers necessary to carry out parish ministries.Marilyn Judd's booklet shows how to develop a stewardship committee that can respond to this problem. The council she describes and explains can organize a program to nurture stewardship efforts, increasing the time, talent, and treasure parishioners are willing to share with their parish. She combines theory and practice, motivational theology and pragmatic recommendations. Her work will help the new council establish itself and the existing one direct its efforts more efficiently.
Publisher: Liturgical Press