What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is more than the giving of money in order to meet a church’s budget for the year. Stewardship is a theological statement of belief. It is a way of life based on a belief that we are all the beloved children of God. Therefore, we joyfully give of our time, talent, and treasure in order to participate in God’s Kingdom being lived here and now.
A practice of pledging models the values of our faith and demonstrates our commitment to deepening our relationship with God through active support of God’s ministry through the church. It provides an opportunity to discipline ourselves and educate our children. As a spiritual exercise, pledging allows us to reflect on the gifts God has given so that we all may use those gifts for the purpose of ministry, mission, faith formation, Christian fellowship, and worship of the church.
The practice of Christian stewardship occurs every day and is not limited to just a specific time of year, just like the ministry of this church is an everyday activity and not just limited to Sunday morning. In anticipation of the ministry God is calling us to offer throughout 2020, members of the congregation have shared about the many ministries of this church that go Beyond Sunday Morning and what those ministries have meant to them. James Day’s story is one such example. Hear from him below about why this church means so much to him and how he actively ministers Beyond Sunday Morning.
Learn more about what others had to say about First Presbyterian Church ministering Beyond Sunday Morning here. Special thanks to Gracyn Ashmore who offered her talents by going Beyond Sunday Morning to make this video.
All are invited to discern how God calls you to serve, through the giving of your time, talents and treasures, Beyond Sunday Morning in 2020. Below are copies of this year’s stewardship materials for your consideration. Contact Frances Saralvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have and to let her know your interest in making a pledge to go Beyond Sunday Morning throughout 2020.
Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can help our congregation minister Beyond Sunday Morning as we seek to faithfully share Christ’s love.
If you would like to fill out your 2020 pledge card online, please click here!