Stewardship is everything that we do after we say “I believe.'”
Stewardship is more than the annual fall fund-raising necessary to pay the bills. Stewardship is about our commitment to God in thanksgiving for the abundance in our lives.
The Stewardship Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey is made up of dedicated clergy and lay ministers dedicated to assisting your parish, mission, or you personally to develop faithful stewardship practices.
The Commission works all year to put forth the message that stewardship is a twelve-month-a-year concern for our caring for the Kingdom of God, a part of which is funding our ministries.
How You Can Serve
We’re always looking for new and energetic talent to add to the Commission. Please contact Chuck Perfater for more information.
At least once each year, the Commission offers a diocese-wide workshop featuring a nationally recognized leader in stewardship. These workshops are very personal, spiritual and joyful. Check this page often for the latest workshops.
A number of members of the Commission are available to work with your parish in developing a stewardship plan. Contact the Commission chair or your regional contact for more information.
Trained retreat leaders are available through the Commission to lead your vestry, committee, or parish retreat. Contact the Commission chair or your regional contact for more information.
Call on the Commission to assist you in filling a need for a program or meal speaker. Contact the Commission chair or your regional contact for more information.
Guest homilists are available from the Commission to provide a fresh voice to reinforce your stewardship messages. Contact the Commission chair or your regional contact for more information.
The Commission communicates with publishers and other stewardship educators nationally. In addition, the Diocese is a member of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship. We are pleased to share with you information regarding the best resources for your needs. Contact the Commission chair or your regional contact for more information.
Click here for a PowerPoint presentation on the circle of stewardship.Here are three videos from the Province II Stewardship Webinar on April 5, 2014:
For Further Information:
Chair: Canon Chuck Perfater
609 538-1200 (fax also)
Co-Chair: The Rev Donald Muller