St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, NJ

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St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville, NJ

  1. 1. The St. Barnabas Community Encouragement Conference
  2. 3. Recalculating …
  3. 4. Stewardship Discipleship =
  4. 5. What is a Disciple?
  5. 6. What is Stewardship? <ul><li>A Spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>A Complete Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>A Life of Gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>A Way of Living </li></ul><ul><li>1992 Bishop’s Pastoral Letter: Stewardship, A Disciple’s Response </li></ul>
  6. 7. The cycle in our lives… <ul><li>The Call </li></ul><ul><li>Our Response </li></ul><ul><li>Our Conversion </li></ul>
  7. 9. Time Talent Treasure
  8. 10. 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 Time A Way of Life Talent Treasure Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  9. 11. Stewardship Jeopardy A Way of Life 100 Points Stewardship is primarily: (A, B) <ul><li>An attitude </li></ul><ul><li>An activity </li></ul>Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  10. 12. A Way of Life 200 Points The phrase that most accurately reflects the Theology of Stewardship is: (A,B,C) <ul><li>Give till it hurts </li></ul><ul><li>B. Give till it feels good </li></ul><ul><li>C. Pray, pay and obey </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  11. 13. A Way of Life 300 Points From a Christian’s viewpoint, Stewardship should be: (A,B,C) <ul><li>An increased giving program </li></ul><ul><li>An obscure theological concept </li></ul><ul><li>A conversion experience </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  12. 14. A Way of Life 400 Points Stewardship is primarily about: (A, B) <ul><li>Gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Giving </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  13. 15. Time 100 Points Everyone has some time to share: (True or False) <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  14. 16. Time 200 Points Stewardship is job-oriented and project-minded: (True or False) <ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  15. 17. Time 300 Points Stewardship is primarily about: (A,B) <ul><li>A faith response </li></ul><ul><li>A financial obligation </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  16. 18. Time 400 Points Being a Good Steward of our Time includes : (A,B,C,D) <ul><li>Time with Family </li></ul><ul><li>Time in Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Time for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>All of these </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  17. 19. Talent 100 Points After thanking a new volunteer who has enlisted to help in a ministry, the first thing they should be given is: (A,B,C) <ul><li>A pen </li></ul><ul><li>The materials for training </li></ul><ul><li>A Job Description </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  18. 20. Talent 200 Points When a parishioner volunteers for a ministry, how soon should a follow up phone call be made? (A,B,C) <ul><li>Six weeks </li></ul><ul><li>1 week </li></ul><ul><li>1 Month </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  19. 21. Talent 300 Points How should a parish get the word out about upcoming volunteer opportunities: (A,B,C,D, E) <ul><li>Bulletin Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Pulpit Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Phone-a-thon </li></ul><ul><li>Email / Website </li></ul><ul><li>All of these </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  20. 22. Talent 400 Points For the most part, when someone volunteers their talents in ministry, their commitment needs to be reviewed and renewed: (A,B,C) <ul><li>Annually </li></ul><ul><li>Every 5 Years </li></ul><ul><li>When Jesus comes back </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  21. 23. Treasure 100 Points Stewardship is: (A,B,C) <ul><li>A fundraising program </li></ul><ul><li>A way of life </li></ul><ul><li>A boat full of servants </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  22. 24. Treasure 200 Points According to St. Paul’s letter to Timothy: (A,B) <ul><li>Money is the root of all evil </li></ul><ul><li>The love of money is the root of all evil </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  23. 25. Treasure 300 Points (A,B,C,D,E) A stewardship view of money sees it not only as a medium of exchange but also as a symbol of the person who has it. When making a gift to your parish, a person’s gift should be: A. Planned B. Proportionate C. Sacrificial D. A Prayer of Thanksgiving E. All of these Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  24. 26. Treasure 400 Points In regards to our money, we reveal something of who we are by the way we : (A,B,C,D) <ul><li>Acquire it </li></ul><ul><li>Use it </li></ul><ul><li>Share it </li></ul><ul><li>All of these </li></ul>Stewardship Jeopardy Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown - Office of Stewardship and Development
  25. 27. 8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish <ul><li>Establish a Stewardship Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Educational activities that instruct the parish membership throughout the year in the Church's teachings of stewardship . </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>Conduct an annual stewardship of time and talent renewal to encourage parishioners to share their gifts as a faith response and as a way to meet the ministry needs of the parish and local community. </li></ul>8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  27. 29. <ul><li>Conduct an annual stewardship of  treasure renewal to encourage parishioners to share their material gifts as a faith response and for the support of the parish ministries. </li></ul>8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  28. 30. <ul><li>Parish should strive to incrementally move toward the elimination of second collections, special envelopes and special fund-raisers for expenses related to normal parish operating activities and ministries. </li></ul>8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  29. 31. <ul><li>Parish should contribute a portion of their Sunday offertory collection to poor parishes in this diocese, our own diocesan social ministries and worthy community, regional, national and international programs that further the plan of God on earth. </li></ul>8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  30. 32. <ul><li>When parish leadership is conducting a campaign for extraordinary capital improvements/repairs, new building projects or debt reduction, these types of projects should be presented to the people within the context of the Church's teachings and practices of stewardship. </li></ul>8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  31. 33. <ul><li>Parish should promote the stewardship of assets and endowment awareness among parishioners for the long term financial benefit of the Parish, Diocese, and Universal Church. Planned Giving. </li></ul>8 Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  32. 34. Beginning Stewardship <ul><li>Getting Started in your own parish </li></ul><ul><li>Fr. Kevin’s support (Key) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Parish Stewardship Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the diocesan director </li></ul><ul><li>Get organized </li></ul><ul><li>Create the PLAN </li></ul>
  33. 35. Discipleship

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