Sharing of our resources, whether they be gifts of time, talents or financial resources, are an integral part of church life.
- Visit our Volunteer page for information about donating your time and talents.
- Visit our Giving page for more information about how offerings can be made.
- Visit our Gifts in Action page to how they are used.
- Visit our page about Special Gifts for more information about endowed giving or memorial gifts.
What is Stewardship?
Christian stewardship is an attitude of response to the love of God by giving and sharing with others the blessings we have received. This can be with time, talent, and/or material possessions. It is based on the belief that life is a gift from God and that we are partners with and caretakers of God’s creation.
Why Give to the Church?
Faithful giving is an act of Christian discipleship, an indicator of ones priorities, and a sign of what the giver truly believes. Our gifts enable the Church to carry out its congregational vision for continuing the work of Jesus through the ministries of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.
Why Give Regularly?
We are all creatures of habit. If we establish a routine for giving, it ceases to be a decision to be made each time. That is one of the advantages of pledging each year. It also allows the Church to plan for the coming year. The mission of the Church continues even if we miss a worship service.
How Should I Give?
Systematically and proportionately, in response to God’s grace and love! The proportion should be significant. Biblical teachings encourage giving a tithe of ones income.
The use of offering envelopes assists us in carrying out our good intentions. It reminds us when we have missed, and it helps the Financial Secretary keep track of our support. The use of offering envelopes by children and youth encourages the development of life-long attitudes of Christian Stewardship.