Ways (& Why’s) to Give

We teach that giving isn’t something we do out of obligation; we do it out of joy. We don’t give because the church needs the time and money (though it does!) Rather, we give because that’s how we grow into an understanding of God’s generosity to us.

First, why give?

We often say that we know our true values not by what we say, but by how we actually spend our time and our money. These are profound gifts from God, over which God gives us stewardship, and therefore an important aspect of the spiritual life. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions.

What is a pledge?
Part of our teaching about giving involves not just giving when we have the dough, or when we feel like it. But we ask that our members make a commitment to give each year, called a pledge. This also helps our church leaders make each year’s budget. It’s not a legal commitment, and we realize people’s finances may change; it’s really a statement of faith.

Pledge and Give Online

Making your pledge online, or giving a gift online
We encourage our members to make their pledge online. Hey, life’s busy, and we can often forget our checkbook. You can now make your annual pledge directly to our online database, Realm – and even set it up so it’s paid automatically, directly from your bank account. This is convenient for you, and for us – less work on both sides! Just click the button below to get started.

Gifts and special offerings
In addition to pledges, anyone can make an online donation at any time to our General Fund, as well as to any of the other special offerings that we receive during the year. See more information on the Online Giving page.