We believe that the work of stewardship and advancement, founded on the core Scriptural principles of stewardship and self-giving, is a ministry to those who are invited to give and to those that benefit from the Church's work in countless ways
Christian Stewards We are Blessed
- All we have is a blessing from God - every breath we take, every loved one, every freedom, every talent and ability, every material possession and every natural element in our environment
- Though we will inevitably face challenges and hardships during our lifetime, those who maintain a steward's perspective find peace and contentment in what they have rather in what they do not have.
- Appreciating how gifted they are by God, Christian Stewards give of themselves in proportion to their many blessings
Advancement - Empowering Others
- Future generations will long realize the sacrifices for our Church
- Inspires God's people to holiness through self-giving
- Enables the mission of the Church by sustaining and expanding the many ministries to which we are committed for the building of His Kingdom
Jesus made it clear in the Scriptures that being stewards of our time, talent and treasure is part of the will of His Father.
The Office of Stewardship & Development is committed to fostering Christian stewardship as a way of life.
- We know we are called to follow our Lord, Jesus Christ in recognizing that all we possess is a gift from the Father.
- We know we are called to recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our brothers and sisters
- We know we are called through Baptism, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, to gratefully share God's gifts in proportion to what we have received.
The Office of Stewardship & Advancement promotes the doctrine of shared responsibility and accountability as presented by the Vatican II Council and the 1992 Bishops' Pastoral Letter entitled Stewardship: A Disciple's Response. This philosophy is the foundation of every service provided by the Office of Stewardship & Development. Parishes who do not have a copy of this document may request one from our office.
In 2003, Stewardship and Evangelization: A Disciple's Response (PDF) was published by the Diocese of Raleigh as a blueprint for Stewardship and Evangelization in our Diocese. If you would like a hard copy of this document, you may request one from our office.
We also have copies of a new, full-color brochure, "Stewardship: A Way of Life... What does it mean for me?" that parishes may distribute at no cost. You may download the brochure here (PDF). To request copies, please send an email to Greg Leitner, firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your parish name, number of copies requested, and your plan for using them.
If you would like to be added to the Stewardship Listserv, to receive occasional updates about events, resources and other news, please send your request by email to Greg Leitner.