Along with my wife, Lisa, I am proud to announce the launch of our new book — Stewardship Success: A Practical Guide for Catholic Parishes, published by Catholic Stewardship Consultants.
After 23 years helping hundreds of Catholic parishes and dioceses across the country develop Stewardship as a Way of Life, we decided to share the story of our work at CSC with the hopes of inspiring even more Catholic pastors and parish leaders to take a leap of faith and begin their own stewardship journey.
With Stewardship Success, we share with you the very best of what we have learned over the last 23 years in our work as stewardship specialists. At the end of this brief read, we believe you will understand the true meaning of stewardship, and, equally important, what stewardship is not. You will learn to avoid the pitfalls that can undermine your efforts as you introduce this way of life to your parish. You will be armed with the practical steps and best practices you can implement in your parish to help stewardship as a way of life begin to take root in the lives of your parishioners, transforming them into committed disciples of Christ.
As a special to subscribers of our blog, The Catholic Steward, you can download a 13-page excerpt of Stewardship Success now. Download here.
This 90-page paperback book is available for sale by going to our website at CatholicSteward.com and clicking on the “Our Book” tab at the top of the homepage. You can also get it through Amazon here.
For more information on Stewardship Success, or if you would like to order the book in bulk at volume discounts (for diocesan or parish staff, pastors, associate priests, deacons, pastoral councils, finance councils, stewardship councils, etc.), feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is our prayer that this book will allow many more people and parishes throughout the world to recognize the great blessing of living stewardship as a way of life. We also hope this book encourages bishops, priests, deacons, and lay leaders to more fully develop stewardship in their parishes.
“As a pastor I have been able to witness successful stewardship development in two different parishes thanks to the guidance and support of Eric and Lisa McArdle and Catholic Stewardship Consultants. I highly recommend this book for any pastor or parishioner who would like to grow a culture of stewardship in your church community.”
— Fr. Jim Golka, Rector, Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Grand Island, Neb.