Stewardship

“Stewardship is all that we are, all that we have and all that we do after we say, ‘I believe.’ By virtue of our baptism, we are no longer consumers but stewards of God’s gifts. All that we are, have and do spring from the gift of life which God bestows and we are shaped in the image of the One who is generous in all things. Your financial and time commitments bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to life through our community outreach and beyond. The mission of St. Thomas’ Church depends on you!” – The Rev. Anjel Scarborough, Interim Rector

Planned Giving at St. Thomas’ Church

Planned gifts (gifts made through bequests in wills or through life-income gifts) hold enormous potential for the St. Thomas’ community of faith. Establishing and maintaining an active planned giving program is a vital ministry that offers church members the opportunity to make a final testament to the importance of their Christian faith, and can help ensure resources will be available in the future to do the important work of the Church.

What is a Pledge?

A pledge is an estimate of giving; some call it a statement of intent. Your pledge amount may be changed, increased, or decreased during the year at any time as your financial circumstances change.

Why should I Pledge?

Pledging allows you to make intentional decisions about your financial giving. When you plan ahead for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values. Receiving your pledge allows our Vestry, the church’s governing board, to do for our parish community what you do for your household: Plan wisely for the use our resources in support of the mission and ministry to which God has called us. The Vestry sets a budget based on the total amount pledged to the church. While regular giving that is not pledged is important to the parish, your pledge lets the Vestry plan more accurately for the ministry we can accomplish.

Please use pledge form to the right or