Witness to Stewardship as a Way of Life
Maybe it’s your worst nightmare. Maybe it’s your most closely-held held dream. You have been asked to speak in your parish about stewardship. What will you say? Where do you start?
The outline below touches on the basics in presenting stewardship.
Find the full document at Stewardship Speaking Guideline (PDF)
Important Points to Make
1. Define stewardship as a way of life
2. Affirm that your audience members are already good stewards
3. Challenge the audience to live stewardship daily in all facets of life
What do we mean by “stewardship”?
Gratitude, Responsibility, Generosity and Accountability
Obstacles to Stewardship as a Way of Life
Time, Talent and Treasure
1. Know your audience
2. Know your topic
3. Structure your speech
4. Be mentally prepared
5. Account for the physical environment
*With thanks to the Diocese of Orange, California and to Renée St. Martin-Wizeman, Diocese of Helena.
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