Orthodox Christian Stewardship
All Orthodox Christian parishioners are called upon to be stewards of the Faith and of the Church. Unlike membership dues, stewardship comprises offering time, talent and treasure to benefit the Church, parishioners and the local community. Stewardship by definition means the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. God has entrusted the care of our beautiful Church to us.
Your stewardship pays for the Church operations of St. George as shown in this chart:
By completing a Stewardship Commitment Formyou are pledging to support St. George with time, talent and treasure and most importantly you are becoming part of the St. George family. You can pledge online here:
At St. George Orthodox Church we believe that helping others including those in our local community is a priority. We donate 10% of all stewardship dollars collected to charities. In 2016 the following charities benefited through stewardship commitments:
- Coalition for Compassion and Justice
- Yavapai County Foodbank
- International Organization of Christian Charities
- Project Mexico Orphanage
- Open Door Pantry
- St. Vincent DePaul Food Basket Program
- St. George Food Basket Program
If you have additional questions about stewardship please review the Stewardship Frequently Asked Questions or contact Father Jeffrey.
What is Stewardship?
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has created a brochure, which puts Orthodox Stewardship in perspective. Please download the Stewardship Ministry Brochure to learn more.
Simply put the Archdiocese defines Christian stewardship as
…learning how to be a responsible and concerned caretaker of Christ’s Church, it is learning how to enjoy Church life and be happy in Church work, for in Her dwells the fullness of the Spirit of God.
…our active commitment to use all our time, talent and treasure for the benefit of humankind in grateful acknowledgment of Christ’s redeeming love.
…caring for the needs of others.
…offering one’s self to God as He offered Himself to us.
…what a person does after saying, “I believe…” as proof of that belief.
…devotion and service to God and His Church as persons, as families, as parish, as diocese/metropolis, as national Church and as Church universal.