How much of my TIME, TALENT & TREASURE should I share with my Parish Family?
It is a very personal decision to make. It is truly a decision made in prayer between you and God. Stewardship is a dialogue that takes place first in your heart and then with your family.
God does not judge us by how much we give, but by how and why we give and by whether we are faithful to that gift at all times – be it our time, our talents or our treasure.
Please, know that we are grateful for any gift that you choose to share with us. We love you and we care about you.
As you make your decision about embracing the way of stewardship in our parish, please keep in mind that your gift of treasure, time, and talent are meant to be:
Stewardship does not ask us to give what we can’t.
It asks us to give what we can and to do so simply out of love and gratitude. The Bible gives us a guide for sacrificial giving. Consider:
Every one of us can be a sacrificial and grateful giver.
It is important that our stewardship is thoughtful and intentional. Therefore, we invite you to:
First look at what you are giving now, take a step in faith and increase your gift from 1% to 2% and gradually increase your percentage every year. There might be also circumstances that will make it necessary to decrease your giving due to unforeseen reasons.
Above all put your trust in God. Generosity is a wonderful way of life.
ANOTHER WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT…
Think and pray about this simple fact as you make your decision with respect to your gift of treasure, time, and talent:
2.5% usually amounts to ONE HOUR PAY – that might be a good starting point!
ONE HOUR PAY, ONE TALENT, ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME (in addition to going to church on Sunday) to build up ONE COMMUNITY IN CHRIST.