At Christ Church we believe that all we have has been entrusted to us by God. Our response to God’s generosity and gift is to care for and support God’s work in the world through the stewardship of our lives. How we use our time, the gifts of our hands and heart, and the treasure of our lives, matters.
Being a good steward is as simple as that.
How we fulfill this commitment is up to each of us, keeping in mind that giving back to God a portion of what He has given to us is crucial to spiritual health.
"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart,
not grudgingly or of necessity;
for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7)
And a cheerful giver loves God...
When we give our time, talent and treasure back to God, we should do it with joy in our hearts. Our time and talent turn the Word in to action; our treasure sustains God's ministries to the community and the world.
God has provided everything that we have, so the act of returning a portion of this gift to God should be done in a prayerful manner as a show of faith. The point isn’t about how much we give, but the gratitude with which the gift is made. When we give freely to God's work through the work of our parish, we reap bountifully - both inside our parish, and externally through our various outreach programs.
The Bible calls for all of Christ's followers to return a tithe (10%) of their income to the Lord or the church for the support of ministry. We should all work towards this goal in order to properly support Christ's ministry. If you are unable to tithe, be aware of the percentage of income you give to the church and work to increase that percentage in subsequent years until you achieve the tithe. This is known as proportionate giving.
Pledges can be made weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. They can be declared online or by completing a pledge card and returning it to the church office. Individual pledge amounts are confidential. Christ Church provides quarterly statements to you to help with deducting your contributions from your taxable income. Pledges commitments may fulfilled in weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual installments, and may be paid via cash, check, automatic bank transfer, credit card, or stock transfer.
For more information please contact Diane Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Stewardship is everything we do after we say we believe."
...From the Diocese of Washington
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Annual Pledging: Supporting the Mission of Christ Church
All members of the Christ Church family are given the opportunity and privilege of making an annual pledge. When you are asked to make a monetary pledge and to participate in the work of this church, please do so knowing that you are giving back a part of God's gifts to you. Your annual pledge helps Christ Church count on your gift with annual planning, budgeting, and supporting our community. Pledge Now
Planned Giving Society: Leaving a Lasting Legacy
Christ Church has established The Planned Giving Society to recognize parishioners and friends who have indicated their intention of providing a legacy gift benefiting Christ Church. Learn More
A gift of stock is a great way to support Christ Church—whether as your Annual Fund gift or as a gift to Endowment or the Capital Campaign. By giving appreciated securities, you may receive double tax savings: you may be able to take a charitable deduction for the mean fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift, and you could avoid capital gains tax. We suggest that you consult your tax advisor for complete details on the tax implications of your gift. Please contact the business office for more information about transferring stock to Christ Church. Learn More
Christ Church is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no funding from the government or any national church. Your gifts are tax-deductible and support the church’s educational programming, services, and events.
Gifts of cash, checks, credit cards
Gifts of marketable securities
Gifts of other assets