Igniting The Flame of Stewardship Training

A Parish that practices true Christian Stewardship is on fire and can achieve the unimaginable and experience no financial or operational challenges as it strives to emulate the kingdom of God.  It is the challenge of every Parish leader and Priest to ensure that his or her Parish practices true Christian stewardship and gives every parishioner the opportunity to maximize his or her commitment of time, talent, treasures and tithes for God’s work and to fulfill their calling. 

Please go to the  STEWARDSHIP TRAINING  tab under this Training tab in this website for the PowerPoint for the Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship program and the TRAINING VIDEOS tab under this Training tab contains the links to the video for the Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardshipprogram. This version is designed for Orthodox Christian churches and I have also customized it for other denominations.

I have been privileged to dedicate a significant portion of the last 35 years, and every available weekend for the last 5 years, traveling over 150,000 miles all over the United States to work with individual church communities, clergy and faithful to understand and implement true stewardship in their own lives and the lives of their parishes.

xStill_Frame CROPPED FOR WEB SITE  The Igniting the Flame of True Christian Stewardship program has received rave reviews and has earned an average evaluation score of 9.6 out of 10 and a median score of 10 out of 10. Please go to the TESTIMONIALS Tab under this website’s Training tab to read some evaluations and comments from clergy and lay leaders who have participated.

Igniting the Flame of True Christian Stewardship is a unique, inspirational and step-by-step educational and interactive experience that effectively teaches how to implement a highly successful stewardship paradigm.  This 4-hour, high energy and very entertaining program is designed to maximize participant interaction, and can be customized to meet the unique needs of any particular denomination or Parish. 

Participants learn:

(1) The real facts of what is happening in Christian churches in America;

(2) What true stewardship is;

(3) How to re-organize your Parish to maximize results;

(4) What are the 3 critical stewardship principles;

(5) How to implement effectively 2 dynamic stewardship tactics;

(6) The 3 most effective communications strategies;

(7) A highly successful new Parish operational and organizational paradigm; and

(8) A comprehensive 9-step process for how to organize the most effective Parish and stewardship ministry.

The experienced facilitator is Bill Marianes (see It’s Not About Me tab) who has traveled over 160,000 miles energizing and inspiring thousands of church leaders and clergy throughout the country to achieve outstanding and significantly improved results in every aspect of their parish life.  This highly effective, practical and spiritually based Christian stewardship approach can substantially improve a Parish’s ministries, communications with its stewards and financial stewardship results. 

The conventional wisdom is that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”  Many Parishes have practiced a degree of insanity with their unsuccessful or stagnant stewardship programs.  This is the chance to break the chains that bind us to less effective stewardship and Parish practices.

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In addition, I have developed the  Awake, Reset and Make Something Happen spititual retreat program for clergy, laity, Parishes and faith based organizations to be able to take a hard and realistic look at what is going on in their world and develop a faith-oriented strategic path forward to their stewardship callings and vision.

If you are interested in bringing either the Igniting the Flame of True Christian Stewardship or the Awake, Reset and Make Something Happen programs to your community or team, contact Bill Marianes at Bill@stewardshipcalling.com or sotpaetj@gmail.com

In the meantime, you can review the PowerPoint that supports the Orthodox version of this program in the STEWARDSHIP TRAINING tab under this website’s Training tab and actually see the program delivered in the TRAINING VIDEOS tab under this website’s Training tab.

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