Stewardship Office

Diocese of Cleveland

Stewardship Best Practices (Recorded April 28, 2016)

The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with a holistic view of stewardship that recognizes that it needs to be spiritually-driven, intended to change people’s minds and hearts. Any increase in the giving of money or volunteer hours that occurs is a happy by-product of having reminded parishioners that all we have is really a gift from God, who asks us to return a portion in the form of our time, talent, and treasure to support God’s work on earth. Having successfully completed this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the spirituality that should underlie any stewardship or fundraising activity undertaken by their church
  • Have the ability to differentiate between good stewardship practices and poor stewardship practices at the parish level
  • Appreciate the importance of a parish modeling good stewardship for its parishioners by emphasizing  financial accountability and transparency.

Presenter: Dr. Charles Zech

Dr. Zech is a professor of economics in the Villanova Univ. School of Business where he has taught since 1974. He serves as the Director of The Center for Church Management and Business Ethics.  He received his B.A. in Economics from St. Thomas University (MN) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Notre Dame University.  Dr. Zech is the author or co-author of 10 books on the topic of church management.

Note: The webinar is part of a 12-part series that most people take in order to gain a certificate in church management from Villanova University.  Due to the subject relevancy and exceptional speaker, we give thanks to an investment by the Catholic Community Foundation to benefit all parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland at NO COST.

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