We are the world’s first consulting firm working exclusively within the Orthodox Church dedicated to parish and organizational development. We offer the best practices of the professional nonprofit development community adapted for use according to Orthodox ecclesiology and contextualized for application in an Orthodox parish or organization.
Though superb theological education is available in our seminaries, Orthodox clergy and dedicated laity unfortunately receive little training or assistance in the crucial skills necessary for leading, managing, developing, fundraising, strategically planning, empowering volunteers, developing a board, conducting a capital campaign, establishing an endowment, fielding an ongoing major gifts program, etc. Stewardship Advocates serves to bridge the gap between theory and best practices with the proven methodologies of professional nonprofit development.
Stewardship Advocates offers three services: 1) a comprehensive and easily accessible free library of materials; 2) a free regularly published e-newsletter; and 3) consulting services on all aspects of Orthodox parish and organization development.