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The Pillars of Parish Stewardship and Discipleship

The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois invites you to join us embracing discipleship as the way of life. Click through the links below to browse the downloadable resources. Feel free to use the sharable resources and please be kind to mention the source if you use any of the documents or presentations.

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Hospitality - Christian Kindness

'When I was a stranger, you welcomed me.' Matt 25:35

Prayer - A Heart to Heart with God

'Prayer is as necessary to our souls as food is to our bodies.' from Characteristics of a Christian Steward

Formation - Continuous Conversion

'Being a disciple is not just something else to do, alongside many other things suitable for Christians, it is a total way of life and requires continuing conversion.'
from USCCB's Stewardship a Disciple's Response - Pastoral Letter on Stewardship

Service - Love in Action

'...Amen I say to you, whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me.' Matt. 25:40

The Pillars of Parish Stewardship and Discipleship Manual

Parish Stewardship and Discipleship Manual CoverThis manual seeks to assist members of stewardship committees, pastoral councils, pastors and parish leadership as together they seek to develop, design, implement, and renew a successful stewardship way of life in their parish. This manual also identifies important building blocks within, under and around the "pillars" to assure there is a sound structure in place. The four pillars of hospitality, prayer, formation and service invite parishioners to experience, witness and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship.

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