“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.” (Deuteronomy 16:17) “…Send your treasures to the heavenly storage room. Deposit your wealth in God’s Bank, distributing it to the poor, the orphans and the widows, so that you can receive a million […]
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A collection of Powerpoint presentations for Orthodox parish and organization development.
Organize parish leadership for a “thank-a-thon” and build deeper relationships within the parish.
Find guidelines to conduct your fundraising efforts here.
Read how other charities are participating in the rapid rise of giving in the first half of 2015.
Learn the environment. Define your mission. Claim your space. Apply professional fundraising methodology to gather resources and build spiritual involvement.
New forms of Internet-based fundraising are beginning to replace the traditional walk-a-thons, running and cycling events.
Parishes understandably struggle to properly establish and manage endowment funds. Here is a key resources to comprehending and properly applying the Management of Institutional Funds Act.
This article posits an interesting theory: it is not a happy life that prompts generosity. Rather, it is generosity that brings joy, purpose and abundance to life.
Countless articles are available regarding online giving to local churches. This one seems particularly informative and helpful.
When we stretch out our hand to help the needy, we reach toward God.
Effectively conveying the purpose and the mission of the parish requires innovation and creativity in the way that it is presented.
Jesus Christ gave everything on our behalf. And we give to Him?
Generosity, Accountability, Vision: Historical Perspectives on Orthodox Stewardship in America by John H. Erickson
John Erickson, now Fr. John Erickson, is the former Dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary and a highly regarded Orthodox historian and canonist, especially as regards American Orthodox church history.
Some Aspects of Stewardship of the Church of Constantinople Under Ottoman Turkish Rule by Fr. Demetrios Constantelos
An acknowledged expert in the history of Byzantine Philanthropy details the sorrow and the struggle and yet also the tenacity in which faithful Orthodox Christians of the Church of Constantinople continued to practice good stewardship often in the face of persecution, crushing taxation and dire poverty.
Fr. Paul approaches stewardship in light of the Holy Trinity, where it has its origin.
This well-researched and well-written book belongs in the library of every priest, parish and parishioner.
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