What does stewardship really mean? The Diocese of Wichita came up with a good explanation with the following definition:
“Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.”
While it may be a short and simple statement, it is one of the best definitions of stewardship I have found. Communicating this with the staff, leaders, and members of your parish will help you to foster a more unified understanding of stewardship. I would even recommend sharing this definition with the parish at-large by including it across multiple parish communication platforms, including the parish Web site, newsletter, bulletin, etc. Pastors, parish staff members, and lay leaders might even consider using it as a signature tagline at the end of their emails to further spread this short, powerful message.