The annual stewardship season provides the opportunity for me to stop, take a breath, and consider the current year and the year to come. That is especially important today as we discern God’s will for the future, looking toward 2019 with vision and hope. Who knows what the next year will bring? And, in that uncertainty, the potential for anxiety exists. That’s ok. In fact, it can be healthy.
However, when I consider the current year and all that we have accomplished together I am reminded that it is not up to you or me to worry about tomorrow, but rather our role is to be joyful about today. Matthew 6:34 reminds us that God will provide for the future while we focus on the present. That sentiment might sound counter-intuitive to find in a stewardship letter where you are being asked to pledge for the future, but the reality is that pledging is not a math equation or a projection about next year. Rather, pledging is about joy and trust in the present.
2 Corinthians 9:7 reminds us that God loves a cheerful giver. Pledging is about joy.
Matthew 6:21 reminds us that where our treasure is, our heart resides. Pledging is about trust.
It is about what you feel moved to joyfully give, trusting in the tender mercies of our God. God will provide for the Church. In fact, God already has.
Rev. Dr. Pete Jones
How do I make a pledge for the 2019 Stewardship Campaign?
Fill out a pledge card (found in your Stewardship packet) and place it in an offering plate, in the mail, or drop it off at the office.
Or PLEDGE NOW by completing this form and click the “submit” button. Thank you!