Giving for ministry at St. Andrew’s is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. That is why we often refer to giving for ministry as “stewardship”. As Christians, we believe that giving for ministry through annual pledge is a spiritual practice that promotes the spread of the Kingdom of God, cares for others, and deepens the connection between God and the giver. To read the Rev. Dina van Klaveren’s 2017 Stewardship letter, please click here.
WHAT IS A PLEDGE?
A pledge is an estimate of giving; some call it a commitment in support of ministry. Your pledge amount may be changed, increased or decreased during the year, at any time, as your financial circumstances change. Click here for an online pledge card. Click 2020 Pledge Card for a downloadable pledge card.
WHY SHOULD I PLEDGE?
Pledging allows you to make intentional decision about your financial giving. When you plan ahead for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values. Receiving your pledge allows our Vestry, the church’s governing board, to do for our parish community what you do for your household: plan wisely for the use our resources in support of the mission and ministry to which God has called us. The Vestry sets a budget based on the total amount pledged to the church. While plate offerings are important to the parish, your pledge lets the Vestry plan more accurately for the ministry we can accomplish.