Stewardship is a way of life that flows from an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church in which we know and accept that all we are and all that we have – our time, talents, and treasures – are gifts from our loving God meant to be shared joyfully with others.

Below are some resources to help you grow in understanding your personal call to practice stewardship.

Christian Spirituality
Theology with a focus on Stewardship
  • A Week's Reflection on Stewardship
    • Biblical passages on the meaning of Christian Stewardship. Throughout the week, read a daily passage and internalize its meaning for your life and the personal importance of fulfilling the need to give—giving the gifts of time, talent and treasure bestowed upon all of us through God’s Grace and Love.
  • Scriptural Texts Relating to Stewardship
    • Much of scripture reminds us that God calls us to lives of stewardship. These texts can be effectively used in stewardship talks and homilies.
  • The Generosity Habit by Matthew Kelly
    • Spirituality-based development of the practice of stewardship.
  • Living as Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangelization by the USCCB
    • This leadership resource provides principles of evangelization and missionary discipleship, with resources designed for pastoral leaders to develop, enhance, and review their own local strategies to create an evangelizing parish.
"How to" Guides to Stewardship
  • Making Stewardship a Way of Life: A Complete Guide for Catholic Parishes by Fr. Andrew Kemberling and Mila Glodava
    • "Step by step instructions, sample letters, homilies, campaigns, measurement make stewardship a successful way of life."
  • Everyday Stewardship: Reflections for the Journey by Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS
    • A workbook of practical lessons and reflective exercises designed to guide the reader through their personal journey to becoming a mature disciple. With references to the USCCB's Stewardship: A Disciple's Response, the author reminds us that mature discipleship requires us to "embrace transformation and allow good stewardship to permeate our entire being."
  • International Catholic Stewardship Council
    • A comprehensive collection of resources to support the understanding and implementation of stewardship-based lifestyles for individuals, institutions and parishes
  • Connected for Good: A Gameplan for a Generous Life by John Stanley
    • In Connected for Good, John Stanley explores the Generosity Gaps—places where men and women hold back their giving because it's not the right time, I don't have enough, or I might be making a difference, but I'm not seeing lasting change.
  • Stewardship Course from Revive Parishes 
    • A free online course to learn what stewardship is, what the foundations of stewardship are, and how to develop a stewardship culture within your parish.
  • Grateful and Giving by Deacon Donald R. McArdle
    • Meet the “Father of Catholic Stewardship” Msgr. Thomas McGread, a priest and former pastor whose own understanding of stewardship in 1968 has greatly impacted the church today. You will discover the many ways in which living stewardship as a way of life has enabled parishes to grow in leaps and bounds.
  • Pillars of Personal and Parish Stewardship
    • How to experience, witness, and live the stewardship way of life.
Specific Stewardship Topics
  • Environment Stewardship Ministry, Diocese of Worcester
    • A comprehensive collection of resources to "help increase awareness about Catholic social teaching concerning our relationship with the environment and the impact of environmental degradation on the poor of the world."
  • Laudato si': On Care for our Common Home by Pope Francis
    • Clarifies how our lifestyles impact God's creation in the natural world and on human life through biblical and theological reflection. How do we personally and collectively steward the resources of money, food, energy, and material items that we have access to, and what is this doing to the planet and people? Can we live more simply so that others may live, now and in the future? And so that we will be better equipped financially to support the Church?
  • The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
    • Short and engaging secular illustration of some crucial points in Laudato Si, namely, the global materials economy, how we participate in it, and how it impacts people and God's creation.
  • The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman
    • Extended analysis of the origins of expressive individualism in today's secular culture and how poor stewardship of resources in the U.S. today can sometimes be traced to this extreme individualism and its concomitant consumerism.