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Contagious Generosity

Stewardship 2018

Contagious Generosity! Allowing the generosity God has shown us to permeate our community at Christ Church and spread contagiously out into the world — that is at the heart of who we want to be.

The month of May at Christ Church is a focus on Stewardship 2018, a time for considering our generosity to the church and the wider community. By God’s grace, we are always seeking to reflect God’s generosity into the world, becoming more and more generous with our love, our finances, our resources, our time, and our gifts to serve.

Sunday, April 29 - Stewardship 2018 Launch

Sunday, May 6 - Stewardship Story

Tuesday, May 8 - Letter, FAQs, and Pledge Card mailed (see below)

Sunday, May 13 - Stewardship Story

Sunday, May 20 - Bring your Pledge Card to Sunday service!

Pledging

Pledge using our Pledge Card (PDF); just fill it out, drop it in the Sunday offering plate or send it to the church office by May 20th!

Need Inspiration? Listen to one of our sermons.

Offering – Psalm 96; August 1, 2010
Generosity or Greed? – Proverbs 3:9; March 17, 2013
What is Generosity? – Philippians 4:10-23; November 24, 2012
What is Contentment? – Philippians 4:10-13; November 18, 2012
Practicing Giving and Generosity – Matthew 6:1-4, 19-24; March 18, 2012

Want to Take the Next Steps?

Attender to First-Time Giver

My story: I enjoy worshiping at Christ Church and have been getting more involved in her community and mission. I have not yet given financially to support the budget.

My challenge:To become a first-time giver. May my gift cause me to treasure God’s work in and through this church even more.

Occasional Giver to Consistent Giver

My story: I give to the church but usually when there is special need. I give once in a while when I hear about a particular concern and feel moved.

My challenge: To become consistent in my giving. May the greater discipline of faithful giving grow my connection to God, to Christ Church, and to God’s work in the world.

Discretionary Giver to First Fruits Giver

My story: I don’t make a financial pledge to Christ Church, but after my bills are paid, I usually make a donation to the church, regularly as well as on special occasions.

My challenge: To give out of my “first fruits” as a priority in my financial planning. May my first fruit giving grow my reliance on God, reflect more deeply my gratitude for all that I have, and connect me more significantly to God’s work in the East Bay.

Faithful Giver to Adventurous Giver

My story: I give regularly to the church. I haven't recently reassessed the amount that I give from year to year, but feel that I have generously supported the ministries of Christ Church for many years.

My challenge: To become more adventurous in my giving. I will commit to look at my recent giving history and consider a more sacrificial model of giving going forward. May my increased generosity also grow my desire to see God’s kingdom come in our city.

Details and documents

Pledge Card (PDF)

FAQs about Stewardship 2018 (PDF)

Congregational Letter (PDF)

A generous person will be enriched... Those who trust in their riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves.
Proverbs 11: 25, 28