Why should I pledge financially to Christ Church?
Pledging is a central Christian practice. Christian stewardship is everything we do after we say we believe. This includes what we do with our financial resources. We return to God a portion of what we have received, recognizing that all we are and all we have is a gift from God. The Biblical portion is a tithe (10%) of our income. You can choose whatever percentage makes the most sense for you.
Pledging supports the Christ Church community. We are created in the image of God to be co-creators of our community of faith. We each bear a responsibility to ensure that Christ Church remains vital and strong. Pledging is the primary way we fund our ministries. Full participation is essential for Christ Church to re-create itself into a new commons for a new century.
Pledging helps other people in need. We bear a responsibility for the world around us. What we pledge supports people and organizations beyond Christ Church: through the work of the clergy and staff, through the use of our building, and through the outreach ministries we support.
Pledging focuses our priorities. Jesus calls us to focus on giving ourselves to the things that matter. Many of us lead very busy lives. Yet so much of what we do may not be central to who we are. What matters to you? If Christ Church is on that list, fill out a pledge form and support the community.
How much should I pledge?
Only you know what you can give. The dollar amount is not the most important detail of your pledge. We want you to participate. We want you to do the best you can. We understand that we live in uncertain economic times. In the past our annual pledges range from $52 to $18,200. You can give less, more, or something in between. What we’re hoping for is full participation. Pledge the best you can, but please pledge something.