About The Stewardship Commission
Establishment of the Commission
a result of discussions held at the XXI Diocesan Sobor/Council in 2009, Metropolitan Nicholas appointed a Stewardship Commission to
chart a direction for the Diocese in the understanding and implementation
of Christian Stewardship.
Work of the Commission - Year 1 -Education
The Commission has set forth a
three-year plan, in which the first year will be dedicated to stewardship
education throughout the diocese. Included in the Commission’s plan are
presentations on stewardship at the Priests’ Convocation, the re-convened
Sobor/Council, the Christian Education Conference, Camp Nazareth curriculum,
ACRY Convention, Deacon’s Retreat, and Seminary curriculum. In addition, a
regular stewardship column in the Church Messenger will commence later
this year. It is the plan of the Commission to try and reach all levels of
diocesan life. This would include the calling of a joint meeting of all Diocesan
Commissions and Apostolates to discuss the impact of Christian stewardship in their
work and a meeting with the Diocesan Board of Trustees and the Diocesan
Chancery for the same purpose.
Given that Stewardship education is also among
the responsibilities of our clergy and laity in local parishes, the stewardship commission has developed the first in what may be a series of resources on the
implementation of Christian Stewardship in our diocese. STEWARDSHIP: A WAY OF LIFE I .
This resource package which was distributed in print and cd rom formats at the 2010 Diocesan Sobor, offers materials for personal and parish reflection. It includes the proposed
Stewardship Mission Statement for our Diocese, and a theological reflection on
that statement. The resource further contains materials that can be used
individually as well as in educational settings. These resources include
sermons and sermon ideas for the clergy, youth stewardship materials and stewardship
materials garnered from other Christian bodies whose insights may be helpful in
our own stewardship education. This resource has been provided for prayer, reflection and study on the parish and personal levels. There is no set way to use the materials herein. They are commended
to parishes and individuals to begin the process of thinking and
praying about Christian stewardship in each of our lives.
Future Work of the Commission
Future resources produced by the
Commission will develop more specific strategies for the implementation of
Christian stewardship not only in our parishes but in our Diocese as a whole.
They will be distributed to the faithful of the diocese as they are completed.
Contacting the Commission
We welcome your questions and feedback. Please direct your questions to
Father Frederick Watson, Chairman
166 Beaver Pond Dr.
Woodstock, GA 30188
Tel: (770) 485-0504
Father Basil Aden
Deacon Stephen Hall