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Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship

You’re invited to attend a dynamic stewardship presentation on:

Sunday, January 13, 2013
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
986 Chapman Street
San Jose, CA 95126

Call 408-246-2770 to RSVP your attendance by January 7, 2013.

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, ministry leaders and Priest to ensure that each Parish practices true stewardship and affords every parishioner the opportunity to maximize his or her commitment of time, talent and treasures to God’s work.  The question is how best to implement a truly successful stewardship program?

Members of the National Stewardship Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America have created a unique and inspirational educational experience to help the Parish counsels, stewardship committees, ministry leaders 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 and how to organize your Parish to maximize results through implementing 3 critical stewardship principles, 2 dynamic stewardship tactics and 3 effective communications strategies.  It includes a 9-step process to re-organize and re-energize your Parish and its stewardship ministry.  This training includes a comprehensive and detailed roadmap for a new Parish organizational paradigm that will allow you to organize the most effective Parish and its stewardship ministry.

The experienced facilitator is Bill Marianes of the National Stewardship Ministries 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 Congresses in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and Phoenix, AZ.  Bill has traveled over 75,000 miles throughout 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 paradigm will help break the chains that bind us to less effective (or ineffective) stewardship and organizational practices and will help create an environment that maximizes the results your community experiences.

To receive the most from this dynamic stewardship program, all members of the Parish council, stewardship committee, other ministry leaders and Priests of a Parish should attend so that they can all understand how to reorganize the local Parish and stewardship program to maximize its effectiveness.  Please make every effort to attend this exciting and very entertaining program that will help you take your Parish to new levels of stewardship effectiveness as you learn 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