MISSION STATEMENT OF THE STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESAN FINANCE BOARD
To serve as an advisor to the Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville and the Director of Stewardship and Development concerning fundraising and the promotion of stewardship, so that as a faith community we can witness to Jesus Christ through charity and service.
A standing committee of the Finance Board of the Diocese of Nashville, the Chair of the Stewardship and Development Committee is also a member of the Finance Board and serves as a liaison between the two organizations. Two additional members of the Finance Board serve on the committee. Members of the Committee are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Bishop of Nashville who makes the appointments in consultation with the Chair of the Finance Board. The term of service for members of the committee is five years.
The Stewardship and Development Committee should advise and recommend strategies and procedures concerning the following elements of the Strategic Plan of the Diocese of Nashville:
A comprehensive, biblically based stewardship process in accord with the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response that would foster giving of time, talent, and financial resources at both the diocesan and parish levels.
Capital or Endowment Needs
As identified by the Bishop, in consultation and collaboration with his advisory groups.
Funds for Operating Budget as identified by the Bishop and his staff, primarily through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Assist in the development of a plan to build the diocesan endowment through wills, trusts, annuities and other planned gifts. Guide the establishment of the proposed Middle Tennessee Catholic Foundation.
Identify resources as projects arise. Monitor progress of fundraising efforts.
Review printed materials and publications. Assist in the procurement of database information to enable proper communication between the Bishop and his parishioners. Other communications related matters as needed.
Special Concerns and Projects
As identified by the Bishop and his advisory groups as they arise.