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What isstewardship”?  Stewardship means how we intentionally use and care for the resources (time, talent, treasure) God generously gave us in the first place. Practicing good stewardship is a year-round and lifelong endeavor. However, every Fall we spend time thinking and praying about our stewardship as individuals and as a church and then we invite folks to fill out a pledge card for the coming year.  We’re a church with a rich range of ministries, programs, and ways to connect with one another and God.  And to succeed in this mission, your financial support is critical.

What is "pledging"?  A pledge is simply informing the church what you intend to give in the next year. Filling out a pledge card enables the vestry (the church's elected lay leadership body) to set a budget which pays for our clergy & staff, maintains our building, and develops programs & ministries that bless us and our surrounding communities.

What is "giving"? Giving means the actual contribution (whether you give online, in the offering plate, or through the mail). 

**Filling out a pledge card simply means you intend to give; it is not an automatic bank transfer.  And, likewise, if you give online but don't fill out a pledge card, we don't know your intentions for further giving (and therefore can't make an accurate budget).

Therefore we encourage people to fill out a pledge card and then give accordingly.

Our 2022 Stewardship Material

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God. - Ephesians 5:2

Why We Give

As a church, we believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and world. Biblical generosity is not about meeting budget needs. It is about a rich and trusting relationship with a Jesus Christ. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. Scriptural giving is performed with regularity, from the first portion of all we are given, as a proportion of our income, cheerfully, and without pressure or manipulation.

What is Tithing?

Tithing is our starting place in giving. The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). When we give the first 10% of our income through the local church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others. God also encourages us to give offerings beyond our tithe to specific projects at our local church (like an occasional capital campaign or special ministry) and also to other organizations, charities, and causes that we personally believe in.

Give Securely

Whether you’d like to give a single gift, schedule recurring donations, or view your giving history, you can do it all online. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Both e360 Giving and St. George's Church maintain full Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance via the SecurityMetrics PCI Certification Program, which means your data is rigorously protected through the industry's strictest equipment safeguards and security protocols. That means you can give with confidence! If you prefer giving through more traditional methods like placing a check or cash in a collection plate that is perfectly fine as well and encouraged. If you have any questions about how to give please feel free to contact our business office at 937-434-1781x115 or .

What is Pledging?

A pledge is simply an estimate of what you anticipate you will be able to give in the year ahead, or for the remainder of the calendar year. It represents a commitment to the church and its people and ministries. All pledges are confidential and can be changed at any time if your circumstances should change. Pledge cards are mailed out during our annual stewardship season (in the fall) to all members. During stewardship season we plan our annual budget for the upcoming year and a pledge allows the church’s leadership to create an accurate budget because the combined pledges of our members allow an estimate of income for the coming year. It is extremely helpful for church financial planning and management. While most pledges are collected in the Fall, a pledge can be turned in any time.

If you are not a member, or did not receive a pledge card in the mail, you can use our convenient Online Pledge Card (see above). If you prefer to turn in a hard copy you can pick up a pledge card at the church at any worship service (they are available at the front door kiosk, or just ask an usher) and drop it in a collection plate during a worship service or mail it to the church at your convenience. If you have any questions please contact the business office (937-434-1781x115 )