Taking Stewardship to the Next Level
Catholic Stewardship Consultants (CSC) is an organization committed to developing Disciples of Christ through the practice of stewardship. For over 20 years, CSC has helped take stewardship to the next level in hundreds of parishes across the country, doing the heavy lifting behind the scenes to give pastors and parish staff the freedom to do what they do best — minister to their parishioners.
The practice of stewardship — returning a portion of one’s time, talent and treasure back to God in gratitude for the gifts He has given us — is transforming parishioners’ lives. At CSC, we see stewardship lived every day at the parishes with whom we work, and the results they experience are nothing short of remarkable.
“By promoting stewardship as a way of life with the support of CSC, we have seen more parishioners making concrete commitments to growth in discipleship, through prayer, parish involvement and in their giving.”
— Fr. Gary Kastl, Rector at Holy Family Cathedral, Tulsa Okla., and President, Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, Okla.
“Through working with CSC, I have seen a tremendous increase in parish involvement, and I have heard people say that their spiritual life and prayer life have vastly improved in the very first year. I value CSC’s expertise and their guidance. I would encourage any parish to use CSC because they will get and see results in their parish.”
— Fr. Michael Troha, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Willoughby, Ohio
With CSC Your Parish Will Experience:
- Increased communication, education, and evangelization for all parishioners
- Marked growth in engagement, discipleship and formation
- We do the work for you
- Increases in prayer, involvement, service and financial giving year after year
“Almost all parishes are at the mercy of a very limited staff and resources, CSC does all the heavy lifting so that what is required of staff is minimal. We are able to give opportunities to our parishioners to share their time, talents, treasures so as to live out the Gospel more authentically. When we look at where we were nine years ago when we first began our relationship with CSC, the increase in all areas of parish life is very obvious and impressive. We essentially had the same number of parishioners nine years ago and yet our giving has doubled, our response rate has doubled and our ministry commitments have increased significantly as well. Educating our parishioners on stewardship is lifelong, but I think it is very obvious that we are a stewardship parish.”
— Beth Kathol, Parish Business Manager, Catholic Church of the Ascension, Bismarck, N.D.
“CSC has a vibrant, knowledgeable team with a proven track record for helping parishes instill stewardship as a way of life. Since working with CSC, we have seen an increase in ministry participation, commitment to increase personal prayer, and an overall willingness from our parishioners to embrace stewardship, with the knowledge that stewardship really is Jesus’ way. The CSC team has been fantastic to work with.”
— Carmen Sellinger, Parish Manager, Immaculate Conception, North Little Rock, Ark.
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“In our first year with CSC, we have seen our ministry commitments increase by 52% and a good portion of this increase comes from parishioners who were not involved in a ministry. Our treasure commitments have grown significantly to almost three times the cost of CSC’s services. I would recommend that all parishes consider using CSC if they are ready to increase stewardship and grow discipleship in their parishes.”
— Vince Novak, Stewardship Chair, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park, Kan.
“I regularly recommend CSC to other pastors and parishes, because of the scope of work that can be accomplished for less than a full-time salary. Far more important is the collaborative nature of CSC with the parish, both focused directly on the fundamental work of the Church: supporting the ministry of faithful disciples who grow in faith and share their gifts. Initially, I said, “We can’t afford it.” However, now I see that we couldn’t afford NOT to partner with CSC.”
— Fr. Godfrey Mullen, Rector, St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville, Ind.