What is Stewardship?

Stewardship expresses our obedience regarding the administration of everything God has placed under our control, which is all-encompassing.
There are four principles of stewardship:
The principle of ownership
The principle of responsibility
The principle of accountability
The principle of reward
It is very important to remember that everything we own is what God has granted to us. In other words, when we give to our church, we share the gifts He gave us with everyone, which in return is the best way to thank Him.
As Orthodox Christians of the 21st century, we need to embrace stewardship, which goes beyond church budgets, small building repairs and/or simple maintenance. We have to act as caretakers of our Serbian churches that we’ve inherited from our parents, go beyond what they have left for us and build upon everything that God has provided to us.

Our Target

We need at least one hundred families or businesses to commit to our stewardship program. In doing so, we need the to commit to donating:
$300 or
$500 or
per year, for three years

Our Goal

Our ultimate goal is to gather $100,000 this year from our stewardship program.

Purchasing a New Property

In order to purchase a new church or a new property, we need to accomplish the following:
$100,000 for every $1,000,000 borrowed
Steady revenue from at least 100 families or businesses for three consecutive years

Real Numbers

If you commit to become a steward of our church, donating one of the above mentioned amounts will be less expensive than purchasing one cup of coffee per day:
$300 per year = $0.82 per day
$500 per year = $1.37 per day
$700 per year = $1.92 per day

Wouldn’t you want to become a part of our extended family?

We need at least a hundred families or businesses
to commit to donating:
$300, $500 or $700
per year, for three years

A prayerful ceremony will ne organized for All stewards,
Who will also be awarded the
St. Steven of Decani
medal of honor.


“You have to put church on the top of your list and not towards the bottom of all the rest of the things.”

~ Father Aleksandar Petrović

Download pdf file, or fill web form.Donation Form


Stewardship 3-year Pledge for St. Steven of Dečani Church

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