What is a pledge?
A pledge is a written document that outlines your intention to donate a specific amount of money to the church during the coming year. Pledges are paid at whatever interval is convenient: weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. Most members choose to donate weekly when the offering plate is passed during worship. Numbered offering envelopes are provided so your pledge contributions are properly recorded. Quarterly statements are sent out by the church office so that you can track the progress of your pledge as well as have documentation for tax purposes.
Why do I need to pledge?
Pledges are important for two reasons. On a practical level, they help our church leaders make financial decisions for the coming year. Nearly every expense the church incurs, from salaries for our staff to maintenance of the building, is funded by our members’ pledges.
On a spiritual level, making a pledge is a way to put your faith into action. By making a pledge, you are making a personal commitment to share your own blessings and participate in the life of the church. Without everyone’s contribution of time, talent and treasure, we could not fulfill the mission to which God has called us.