“Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity”
-2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Paul lays it on the line. He urges believers in Corinth to give generously and joyfully. Paul holds up the example of abundant giving by a group of people (Macedonians) who are living on the edge, who don’t have the material wealth that’s usually associated with abundant giving. But they give anyway, gladly, decidedly, and with generosity.
Stewardship is the active, intentional, and faithful use of the extravagant gifts God gives us to care for. God is the creator and owner of all things. In God's love and generosity, we are given the gift and responsibility of tending to all that belongs to God.
On a grand scale, that includes the environment, our homes and families, our relationships, our bodies, our work, even the air we breathe. Stewardship in relationship to the church includes our time, our talents, and treasure – taking responsibility for the church by giving generously of time and resources.
Each member is asked to attend worship on a regular basis.
Each member is asked to volunteer to support the church community. This can include teaching in the church school, singing in the choir, providing service to other members, or offering hospitality at church functions.
Each member is asked to volunteer outside the church to extend our ministry. This can happen through our many mission partnerships.
Each member is asked to give financially to the life and mission of the church.
Valley Presbyterian Church receives no funds outside its own life and program. It’s how we maintain the sanctuary. It’s how we pay the staff. It’s how we support our mission partners. In fact, up to 20% of our revenues are spent on mission partnerships outside our local church each year. Members are ask to prayerfully consider what God is doing in their lives, and let their financial response reflect God's generosity in their lives.
The Stewardship Season typically kicks off in October/November of each year with Stewardship Sunday. At that time, we set a giving goal for the fiscal year (as with most non-profits Valley’s fiscal year is from July 1st through the following June 30th). Pledges are rendered in the fall with all funds collected typically March 1st . You can pledge and give by:
Securely give via credit card or bank account
Set up recurring monthly donations
If you would prefer to use the traditional pledge card – you can pick one up from the church office if you don’t have the one. For more information, please contact the Church Office.