Stewardship: Giving Back to God
Without Stewardship, these Ministries, Clubs and Organizations would not be possible. (Give cheerfully - "Let everyone give as his heart tells him, neither grudgingly, nor under compulsion, for God loves the man that gives cheerfully.") (II Cor. 9:7).
We want our parishioners and guests to become familiar with these different organizations and ministries that have had a positive impact on our parish and our community.
Is there a difference in Church Membership?
Yes! There is active membership and inactive membership. Active members are people who are baptized or chrismated in the Orthodox Church, who nurture their faith through participation in the Sacraments, such as Holy Communion, Confession, etc., and who contribute their resources, i.e., time, talent, ability and finances. Active members are members in good standing.
Inactive members are people who are baptized or chrismated in the Orthodox Church, who do not nurture their faith through participation in the Sacraments, such as Holy Communion, Confession, etc., and/or who do not contribute their resources, i.e., time, talent and treasure (finances). The Parish of St. Paul needs your active membership. We need you as a steward.
What is the Stewardship Program of church support?
The Stewardship Program of Church Support is believing in Christ's Church and wanting to support and continue His work on earth.
Stewardship is a spiritual discipline that helps keep our lives focused upon God. It reminds us that all we have comes from God.
It is a way to meet our financial obligations to our Church and Parish with Christian concern, dignity and equity.
It is a means of financial support of the Church, based on true Christian giving and on our individual responsibility.
It is the one way that views the support of the Church as a matter of personal commitment and conscience.
Stewardship eliminates inequalities and places the responsibility of Church support where it belongs - in the hands of each parishioner.