Stewardship & Generosity

 

Good stewardship practices result in great generosity.

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Each fall we ask our members to make their pledges to God and to the ministry of the church for the coming year. Filling out your card is an act of Christian discipleship and an expression of your faith. It is also an investment in the lives of every person who will be affected by our church in the coming year.


1. Prayerfully determine your 2022
     giving commitment.
2. Complete your pledge card online.

2022 Stewardship Theme

 

Our theme this year is a simple prayer for a very complicated time. Many of us seek clarity in a world that seems to be filled with chaos. Our theme invites each of us to ask, and pray, Lord, What Should I Do in 2022?

God’s answer can be found when we slow down and examine the many ways that God speaks to us. Even through the challenges of 2021, we look at the ways that God continues to bless us and open new doors for reaching those in our congregation and beyond. God continues to call us to serve our community and share the love of Christ as we Pray, Be Present, Donate, Serve, and Tell Others about God’s Love.

 

A Way of Life

At Christ UMC FB, stewardship is not simply a method for us to raise money. It is a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s and we are simply managing those resources here on earth.

The Bible is filled with examples of grateful response to God's generous gifts. The Bible also teaches about our personal responsibility to share with others and warns against selfishness and misuse of God's economic resources.

Today, we United Methodists join others to help all of God's children whenever and wherever we can. Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when the crowd grew hungry, we are the heart, spirit and hands of God's outreaching love. Life grows here through the joy of generosity.

Why We Give

Everything we have belongs to God, and we are simply managing those resources while here on earth. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors. Each year, we ask our members to commit to their tithes and offerings for the coming year in support of our church's ministry and mission. We do this for three reasons:

All we have is a gift from God, so we believe that giving to God's work is an act of worship.

At Christ UMC FB, giving is an expectation of membership. The church does not specify how much an individual should give, but we hope each person will commit a percentage of their income and increase that amount as they are able.

Annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips and community projects.

Practicing Stewardship & Generosity

How can you learn and practice good Christian stewardship?

Set up (and live by) an annual budget.

Pray about giving regularly to God's ministry and mission through Christ UMC FB.

Model the humility and generosity God to which calls you.

Take Financial Peace University.

Establish a schedule to tithe 10% of your annual income, or begin by tithing one week of every month. Fill out a commitment card online.

Give of your time, talents and finances to missions and community outreach.

Remember Christ UMC FB in your will or estate plan through the Legacy Fund.