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The Impact of a Stewardship Heart with Jamie Crane

By September 27, 2023October 4th, 2023podcast, Steier Tips

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In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance.

The 19th episode of the podcast is The Impact of a Stewardship Heart with Jamie Crane.

In this episode, Jamie Crane describes the impact someone can have when stewardship is understood, embraced and lived as part of one’s Christian discipleship. Looking to Bishop James Golka, Bishop of Colorado Springs, as a prime example of someone endowed with a stewardship heart, Jamie recounts the ways his pastoral leadership has impacted the life of the diocese and each parish community therein. Emphasizing a Eucharist-focused prayer life, exercising hospitality in a spirit of gratitude, and highlighting the stewardship aspects of time and talent—and not just treasure—are all ways the bishop has encouraged pastors and laity to come to appreciate their Christian life as stewards of God’s abundant gifts.

Jamie also serves on the board for the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC); a leadership role that has provided her a way to give back to professional colleagues, who are also fellow disciples of the Lord, for all the support and encouragement she has received from the association. The annual conference, coming up this year in Orlando, is an opportunity to pray, reflect, think, engage, and meet others who are committed to advancing a deep understanding of stewardship as constitutive of discipleship. This year’s gathering will reflect the USCCB’s Eucharistic Revival and will feature a plenary presentation by Bishop Golka on the Eucharist as a School of Stewardship.

Guest: Jamie Crane
Title: Director of Stewardship & Development, Diocese of Colorado Springs

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