Called to be Stewards: Bringing New Life to Catholic Parishes

Called to be Stewards: Bringing New Life to Catholic Parishes

By: Patrick McNamara (author)Paperback

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Stewardship is an increasingly widespread program for enhancing both finances and ministry involvement in Catholic parishes. Called to Be Stewards describes actual detailed examples of adopting a stewardship approach to funding and to ministry. This book explains the roles of the pastor, parish councils, and stewardship committees in establishing and managing a stewardship program, examines how to integrate a stewardship approach into everyday parish life, and tells how to generate broader parishioner support. Through the use of case studies, this book describes how eight Catholic parishes adopt a stewardship methodology and highlights the challenges of implementing stewardship in fundraising. Each chapter offers both pastor and parishioner accounts of stewardship implementation and growth, from parishes just beginning a stewardship program to those with a well established and flourishing program.

About Author

The late Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., was professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a frequent speaker at conferences on stewardship and church financing.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780814628898
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780814628898
  • ISBN10: 0814628893

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