Stewardship at Saint Ambrose
We believe that each member has been given unique gifts and talents by the Lord.
Stewardship calls us to develop and utilize these gifts, along with our time and treasure, to us grow in holiness and build God’s Kingdom. As a community of faith we will help each member develop an appreciation of the gifts of time, talent and treasure and to create opportunities to empower and engage our members in service to the Lord and our parish community. Saint Ambrose Parish is a community committed to a vibrant culture of stewardship, collaboration and engagement.
What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is a way of life, a way of thanking God for all of His blessings by returning a portion of the time, talent and treasure allotted to us. God grants us with many blessings every day and it is important for us to offer up our blessings to Him.
Becoming a Good Steward at Saint Ambrose Parish:
We are blessed to have over 160+ ministries and programs in our Parish. There is truly something for everyone to become involved with at Saint Ambrose!
Click on the links below to learn more about the different ministries within our Parish and discover how you can share your time and talent with our Parish Community.
- Care and Compassion Ministries focus on service and helping those in our community
- Catechesis and Conversion Ministries focus growing a deeper faith life
- Celebration Ministries focus on becoming more involved in the Mass
- Collaboration Ministries focus on working together to build up the Kingdom of God at Saint Ambrose
- Community Life Ministries focus on Social Activities and Events for all age
Check out our Parish Guidebook for more details about all of the ministries, programs, and events at our parish!
Stewardship in Our Children’s Lives:
Stewardship is a way of life, and it is important to teach our children at a young age how important it is to be good stewards. Here are some benefits to promoting Stewardship in your child’s life:
- Stewardship Can Help Build Self-Esteem: When children understand that their gifts and talents were given to them by God, they will grow to feel good about themselves and feel empowered to help others.
- Stewardship Helps Children Set Priorities: Stewardship teaches children the difference between needs and wants. Children learn to concentrate on their blessings rather than on what they want.
- Stewardship Prepares Children for their Adult Role in the Church: Stewardship is a way of Life. It is the way a good Christian lives every day of every year.
Click here to learn more ways how to promote Stewardship in your child’s life!
Stewardship is now understood as a way of life, the faithful response of a Christian disciple to the Lord’s invitation to follow him “without counting the cost.”
Stewardship Commitment Form
Reserve an Information Table for your Ministry at a Donut Sunday!
We are here to help our ministry leaders connect with our parish members as easily and frequently as possible. When your ministry books an info table at a Donut Sunday using the form below, the parish will ensure the following:
- Your ministry name is included in the line-up announcement published in any promotion (bulletin, weekly e-news, social media posts, and pulpit announcements) of that Donut Sunday.
- Your ministry is listed on the Parish Stewardship form (created and printed by the parish) that is given to Donut Sunday attendees and collected by the parish at the end of the Donut Sunday. The forms need to be collected by the parish and the parish will disseminate the information to the leaders of the respective ministry within one week of Donut Sunday.
- The parish will provide you with a tri-fold display board to use at your table to aid in promoting your ministry. In some cases, these display boards are already made for your ministry. Please indicate on the form whether you need that display board or if you need a new display board.
Please use the following form to request an information table at an upcoming Donut Sunday.
Meet-a-Ministry at Donut Sunday Table Request
Please complete a different form for each of the Donut Sundays and/or ministries you are reserving a table for.
Here are some tips to follow that will help maximize the time you have with our members:
- Don’t wait for members to come to you. In other words don’t spend several hours stuck behind your table. Donut Sunday is meant to foster fellowship and is a fun opportunity to get out from behind your info table to mingle casually with members.
- Get creative with decorating your table/space. Create visually appealing aids and have fun in coming up with ways to make your ministry stand out. If you would like help, please reach out to Vita Schmidt.
- Make a good impression by including personal touches like introducing yourself and being sure you get their name. Create conversation about more than just your ministry.
- Use your time you have with the members you engage with as an opportunity to leave a lasting and positive impact with them.
- The list of members who expressed an interest in your ministry will be emailed to you that week. Always follow-up with those people on that list and then provide the parish with what occurred during your follow up. For instance, if they became a member of your ministry or are no longer interested in your ministry, please share this with the parish.