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1st Century Stewardship for the 21st Century
Here are the links to materials used for the second part of this talk given at Leadership Day and for the
June retreat at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg, IL. Essentially, the Plan document gives a
parish about a nine month plan designed to prepare a parish for an outreach program and then some
thoughts on what you might do to retain those who come. There is the plan and the handouts.
(this and the Building Networks document were known as "the Long Handout.")
A pastor contacted me recently for the materials I used for the Home Visitation project that I wrote about
in the Catholic New World a couple years ago. Just in case these are helpful to anyone, I'll post them here
too along with the article.
This document is two pages - the first page was the outside of a tri-fold handout/brochure. The
second page was the inside of that handout/brochure. We just printed this on regular paper in black
This document is a sample of the letter I sent to my neighbors as a representative for my district
before I visited them for the first time. I included the brochure in the letter. The second page of that
document is just a flier we handed out in church.