Stewardship

STEWARDSHIP:

A Long Standing Tradition and Responsibility

 

What is a pledge?

Your pledge is a statement of your personal commitment for annual giving to the church. When we give in fulfillment of our pledge, we demonstrate our spiritual discipline that honors our church and its missions.

“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion…your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” 2 Corinthians 9:11

 

Why pledge?

Each of us is blessed in many ways. Our health, happiness and well being are truly gifts from God. As disciples, we have an obligation to show our appreciation by returning this love through our daily lives. Sharing our resources is our Christian privilege. Please consider the importance of Community Church in the lives of you and your family.

• Your pledge solidifies your commitment to God and your church.

• Our pledges preserve the education, worship, pastoral and community programs which depend on this financial support to continue and flourish.

• Pledging makes it easy for you to track your donations, receive quarterly statements for tax purposes and donate in the ways most convenient for you.

“In reply he said to them, “whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise”.  Luke 3:11

 

What is a reasonable amount to pledge?

Everyone’s pledge is personal and confidential. It is a prayerful decision between you and God and it should be done with faithful consideration. While some of us may have the ability to give more than others, what is important is that we make a pledge and honor that commitment. We suggest setting a goal of a percentage of your income that is comfortable and challenging yourself to increase that percentage 1-3% each year. Remember, growing in Christian faithfulness includes growing in generosity.

“For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has – not according to what one doesn’t have.” 2 Corinthians 8:12

 

What options are available for pledging:

There are several ways to fulfill your pledge, such as:

• Cash or check

• Credit Card

Paypal

• Stocks (click here for details)

Please contact Shawna Stout (469-2330) for more details about pledging opportunities.  If you would like to donate to Community Church, please click here.

 

“It is possible to give away and become richer! It’s also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Generous people shall be rich. By showering others, they shower themselves.”  Proverbs 11:24-25