Grace. Gratitude. Generosity.
October 12, 2020
You are receiving this letter because you have given a financial gift to WCPC in 2020 and/or you are a member of the church. Thank you!
I am writing to follow-up our congregational meeting this past Sunday and to underscore just how excited I am about our upcoming stewardship pledge campaign. The pledge campaign will help our Stewardship Team to better build a faithful and responsible church budget, and will better build our people as sacrificial and joyful givers.
By now you have met the Stewardship Team. One of our purposes as a team is to cultivate a culture of sacrificial and joyful generosity amidst our congregation through discipleship. And, as author and pastor Andy Stanley says, “Generosity is something we want, not from you, but for you.” As our church is more deeply discipled in stewardship, our contention is that each of us will become more and more Christlike, and thereby, more and more joyful.
As mentioned in the congregational meeting, our goal for this year’s stewardship pledge campaign is 100% participation. Our hope and prayer is that 100% of the people that call WCPC their home church will submit a pledge, and that the pledge amount would grow our budget to more fully realize our mission!
What you can expect in the coming weeks:
- Firstly, I need your help. We have a diverse congregation as it pertains to each person’s giving and income. That is why I am asking each of you to fill out the survey below. Your information will be kept confidential and used only by the Stewardship Team to better understand our church’s giving patterns.
- On Sunday, November 1st, I will begin a 4-week teaching series entitled: “What Makes the World Go Round?” We will be in the book of Colossians and will focus on: God the Giver, Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity. This will be a series you will not want to miss and an excellent opportunity to invite a friend to church. In our culture, we get all sorts of advice on saving and all sorts of overtures toward spending, but receive very little counsel on giving! Your friends, neighbors, and co-workers will appreciate our church’s approach to this topic. We hope you will trust us with your friends and bring them along! Additionally, we will encourage our community groups to explore the four-week curriculum provided in concert with the teaching series.
- Understanding that you may be traveling during Thanksgiving week, we will have two pledge Sundays: November 22nd and November 29th. During these two Sundays, you will be provided the opportunity to pledge your intent for 2021.
Thank you for your faithfulness! I am excited to be on this journey alongside you.
Humbly and prayerfully,
Bart Garrett (Lead Pastor) on behalf of your Stewardship Team
PS - As a special offer: When you fill out the survey below, we have twenty $25 gift cards to local restaurants for winners of a lottery of submissions. Everyone will receive an exclusive decal for participation for your laptop, water bottle, journal, or creative place you want to share it.
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“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”