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SWOT Analysis

A SWOT analysis is a basic, straightforward model that provides direction and serves as a basis for the development of a strategic plan. It accomplishes this by assessing:

1. Strengths of the organization (what an organization can do)
2. Weaknesses (what an organization cannot do)
3. Opportunities (potential favorable conditions for an organization)
4. Threats (potential unfavorable conditions for an organization).

Annual Parish Stewardship Renewal Survey Samples

As a parishioner, opinions regarding your religious and parish experiences are very important and can directly affect the day-to-day successes and failures of a parish. Here are some sample surveys to help ‘collect’ information with the ultimate goal to provide the best possible programs for parish family life.

Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Councils

Parish Stewardship Council Handbook

This handbook provides a brief introduction to the spirituality of stewardship that precedes information addressing and assisting pastors and parishes in the selection and ongoing formation of parish stewardship council members. This handbook also provides an overview of best practices, duties and responsibilities of parish stewardship councils as they seek to facilitate a successful stewardship process within their parish communities.

Characteristics of a Christian Steward

Identifies and describes personal characteristics that are essential and present in the lives of those individuals (stewards) who desire to fully know, love and serve Jesus. While there are many characteristics that could apply to stewards striving to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, the following ten (10) seem essential and ever present: Prayer, Humility, Trust, Patience, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, Simplicity, Mercy and Perseverance.


Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish

The characteristics identified in this document are those that seemed evident at the time of publication and those that remain evident in viable and vibrant parishes where the "stewardship way of life" is practiced and facilitated, thus providing successful results.