Stewardship

(stew•ard•ship\ˈstü-ərd-ˌship) – “Time – Money- Talent”

"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received". - 1 Peter 4:10

A steward is a person entrusted to oversee, manage and care for the property of another.  God has given us all good things with the intention to be used for His purpose.  In doing this, as a service to every living being, we are fulfilling our purpose as God's good stewards.  Every single one of us has been given talents, time, and treasure; what will we do with them since we are all stewards of God?  There are many many ways to take part in stewardship of our church.  

Electronic Giving/Automatic Withdrawal – By clicking on this link, E-give, you can sign up for your giving to be automatically deducted electronically.  The benefit of doing this is that you set it up once, and don’t have to worry about it.  It provides a steady and consistent way of giving and can be easily changed, too.
 

Offertory Envelopes – Envelopes provide a more traditional way of giving.  Along with a weekly envelope, they include a monthly envelope for the Building Fund and other special offerings.
 

Building Fund – This is a fund that has been established to help with the maintenance of the church, parsonage, and other property. We ask that one considers giving toward this fund on a monthly basis. Offertory Envelopes include specially marked envelopes for this fund.
 

Missions – Please visit the Missions pages for a list of mission opportunities in which you may be interested.
 

Corporate Giving – Many companies will match contributions made to non-profit organizations.  Please check with your company to see if there is a “matching contribution plan” and, if so, what steps need to be taken.  This is one of the easiest ways to give to the church.
 

Endowment Fund – This Endowment Fund has been set up to enhance mission outreach beyond the general operation of the church.  Once a donation is made, only the interest earned on the principal is used, making sure the gift will live on through the years.
 

Special Gifts – There are times in our lives when we have an opportunity to give back, whether it is a financial gift, land holding, or some other type of gift like a special talent. Please be reminded that the church can accept a variety of special gifts.
 

Joining a Committee – One of the most rewarding ways of providing Stewardship is by joining a committee. It builds fellowship and friendship while supporting the church and community.  If you are interested in joining a committee and don’t know how, please contact the church office.

Volunteering – There are always opportunities to help out: being a Sunday School teacher, baby sitting in the nursery, painting, landscaping, and maintenance are ongoing.  So, whatever your talent, please don’t hide your light under a basket.

Please email the Stewardship Committee if there are any questions!

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