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What is a Pledge

What is a pledge?  A pledge is a financial commitment to your church. It is not a binding contract.  Circumstances can change – and pledges may be revised up or down depending on your situation.

Why pledge?  God’s call for us is to share the gospel with grateful hearts, and the church can only plan future ministries by operating on a budget. By making a pledge (financial commitment) to St. Andrew’s, we can generate a reasonable budget based on these pledges. Your pledge is the primary basis for what we can accomplish as a church and makes it possible for your church to create a budget for our staffing, ministries, programs and outreach for the coming year.

How much should I pledge? As we seek God`s will each year for our Stewardship Campaign, we cannot help but reflect upon the phrase “in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.” Just as everyone has a different financial situation, the amount of your pledge is an individual decision which is unique to reflect your own life situation and sense of commitment to the church.  We seek pledges from 100% of our parishioners. Pledges of any amount are welcome and necessary for us to continue to spread the Gospel through our ministries.

How do I pledge? There are a few ways to Pledge at St. Andrew’s. 1) You may fill out a pledge card found on the Welcome Kiosk in the Gathering Space and place it in the offering plate during the service, or give it to the Rector;  2) You may click here to print out the current Pledge Card; or 3) You may click here to complete an online Pledge Card.

Online GivingOnce you have completed a Pledge Card, you may click here for online giving as your preferred method of payment.

Questions? – St. Andrew’s is blessed with a generous and giving congregation.  Thank you for taking the time to reflect on the ways you make your giving decisions and priorities.  And remember, Giving is about Growing in Faith. If you have any questions about pledging, please don’t hesitate to ask our Stewardship Campaign Leaders, Curt VanAllen, or  our Treasurer, Dick Beach, or Fr. Roger.

“No one should appear before the Lord empty-handed:
Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way
the Lord your God has blessed you.” Deuteronomy 16: 16b-17

 

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