Stewardship and Development 05/13/12
Flexible schedule. Discretionary time. Special skills. Unique training. A desire to help. These are all hallmarks of what could be in a stewards resume or a job description seeking a good steward. Over the past six months, I have shared in this space many examples of how stewardship is really like an action verb. Volunteering is good for the soul and for the community! While the gene for faithful stewardship lies within each of us, it needs to be developed and nurtured, just like learning a trade, a sport, or a craft. If fertilized, the spirit of stewardship grows within us over time; most of us just don‘t wake up one day deciding to be stewards … stewardship needs to be continually cultivated and nurtured. The parish is in continuous need of more stewards whose "resume" may fit the "job description" tenets I highlighted above. Assisting with event set-up during the week, helping with grant writing efforts in the evening and weekends, or using your God-given gifts in other areas when needed are all ways St. Gertrude could use your help. Whether the efforts require mental or physical skills, please know there is a need. To learn more, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jeff Plate, Director of Stewardship and Development