In His Hands

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It's amazing to see God's creativity, love, and generosity on full display each and every day. Our church family generously gives their time, service, talents, and treasures through many acts of worship, and we invite you to join us in joyful and faithful generosity.

Whether you are helping in one of our worship services, volunteering with ministries to care for those in need, making good on your pledge to support St. George’s, or dropping some dollars into the offering plate, each and every act of generosity matters and helps change the lives of others. Everyone's gifts and service are acts of worship that truly honor God and bless one another.

We use the word “stewardship” to refer to our whole outlook on God’s generosity to us and our faithful response to him. Stewardship is about gratitude and giving back from the blessings that God has given each of us. Practicing good stewardship is a year-round and lifelong endeavor, however each year in the Fall we take a few weeks to intentionally focus on our stewardship as individual believers and as a church. Each year has a theme and insights into our church’s vision and ministries as we set our budget for the following year.

Our 2021 Stewardship program

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 )