Stewardship Conference: In collaboration with Catechist Ministry Day
Have you ever wondered, "What difference will stewardship make in the life of my parish?" Many parish leaders wonder if the work of promoting stewardship will result in any change in the heart and soul of the parish. Jim will use Sacred Scripture, the Bishops' Pastoral Letter, and concrete examples of how stewardship has transformed parishes around the country. Stewardship just makes sense!
In order to grow into a stewardship parish, the spirituality of stewardship must be present in every parish ministry. In this breakout workshop, Jim will share many "tried and true" ways to bring a consistent message of stewardship to the parish through its many programs and ministries.
David Lopez, Director of Stewardship and Parish Administrator
This workshop will highlight how stewardship applies to every aspect of our individual lives and to the life of the parish community. The characteristics of a stewardship parish will be outlined and practical ideas will be provided on establishing a stewardship-centered parish. Participants will hear insights on identifying the many gifts of faithful stewards and how other parishes have successfully applied those gifts.
Carlos will discuss ways for engaging Hispanics within your local faith community to share their best for the benefit of all through serving as good stewards of our faith. This workshop will focus on the importance of following God's commandments to "Serve God by serving others."
Msgr. Kidder has served on the Board of Directors of The Catholic Foundation (TCF) since 2004 and is currently the Chair of TCF Stewardship Committee. Ordained in 1967, Msgr. Kidder has successfully served the Diocese of Sacramento in a variety of ministries encompassing the vast demographics within our diocese. In 1992, Msgr. Kidder moved to El Dorado County to become pastor for a brand new parish, Holy Trinity. Under his leadership, which focuses on "gratitude," Holy Trinity has become a thriving community serving as a model for a truly stewardship-centered parish.
Jim serves as president of the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC). He is the author of the Stewardship Manual: A Guide for Individuals and Parishes Developing Stewardship as a Way of Life and the book "Sustaining and Strengthening Stewardship". He has been a regular speaker at ICSC conferences, the ICSC Institutes, and at over 76 diocesan stewardship days.
As the Director of Stewardship at Holy Trinity Parish, David has been instrumental in ensuring Holy Trinity's mission in being a stewardship-centered parish. A graduate of Stanford University and a member of The Catholic Foundation Stewardship Committee, David has proven that through proactive organization and
management any parish that focuses on helping parishioners make the best use of the gifts with which God has blessed them is on their way to a stewardship-centered parish.
Guidance in Giving, Inc.
Carlos has extensive experience in conducting stewardship and capital campaigns in multi-cultural parishes. A co-founder of Guidance In Giving, Carlos specializes in integrating and conducting diocesan and parish programs with ethnic communities, especially with Hispanics living in the United States. The author of "El Don de Dar" and "Compartir," his books explain the benefits of sharing our gifts with one another.
For more information on the Stewardship Conference, please contact The Catholic Foundation at (916) 733-0268 or email email@example.com. To learn more about Catechist Ministry Day, visit www.catechistministryday.com.
Download last year's stewardship conference materials.