pledging

 

A stewardship pledge is a commitment, made after deliberate and prayerful consideration, to contribute a specific amount of money to the Church. Pledging, even if it is only a small amount per week, enables the Vestry to make realistic budget projections for the coming calendar year and is a vital commitment to Christ Church. 

FAQs about Pledging

What is a stewardship pledge?
A stewardship pledge is a commitment, made after deliberate and prayerful consideration, to contribute a specific amount of money to the parish community. Pledging enables the Vestry to make realistic budget projections for the coming calendar year. We hope that all households will make a stewardship pledge, even if it is only a small amount per week, as an expression of a vital commitment to Christ Church and support of its ministries.
Where does the money go?
Estimated Budget:
Personnel 62%
Prof. Services 2%
Administrative 4%
Operations 15%
Diocesan Contribution 6%
Ministries 11%
Is there a minimum amount I have to pledge in order to be a member at Christ Church?
No. All gifts, great and small are gratefully received at Christ Church. Please don’t let the ability or inability to pledge affect your whether or not you show up to church. We are glad you’re here.
What’s a good way to figure out what my pledge will be?
Prayer is a great start! Pledging and giving regularly is a great spiritual discipline. Traditionally, we’ve been taught to tithe to the church, or give 10 percent of our income. Please see the table on the Pledge Card insert for suggestions for giving. We encourage you to give what you can, whether it’s a dollar, five or five hundred a week.
What if I pledge and my circumstances change?
Your pledge to Christ Church is not a commitment set in stone. It’s your best guess of what you intend to give. If you find that your financial circumstances change in the course of a year – that’s OK – your pledge can be revised.
What if I really can’t give financially?
Please don’t feel that lack of financial giving is a barrier to your being a part of Christ Church. Remember, gifts of time and talent are just as important expressions of stewardship.