2022 Faith Commitment for Church Ministry Budget
December 1, 2021
Dear Apostles Family,
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Church Treasurer during this past year. Reviewing the church financials and budget on a monthly basis has allowed me to be a first-hand witness to God’s faithful provision at Apostles. Our dedicated staff members take their obligation very seriously, with the utmost care and integrity, to be good stewards of church resources and the resources that you generously provide.
The past year has been economically and emotionally challenging for many who have dealt with the loss of family members and loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout all the uncertainty and unknowns, God has continued to provide for His children in abundance.
We know from scripture that everything in heaven and on earth is the Lord’s, everything we have comes from God, and everything we give Him comes from His hand. God owns it all, and He invites us to participate in His work by being faithful stewards of our resources. When God’s grace touches us, we give joyfully. One way that we can do this is by contributing financially to the work of the church.
Each year, we have the opportunity to consider our financial commitment to the Lord prayerfully. Our pledging process at Apostles is entirely anonymous, which allows us to keep the giving process between the Lord and us. We should seek the Lord as to what He is calling us to give in our financial support for the church. Also, it’s important to share with the church what the Lord calls us to give by using the pledge card enclosed with this letter, which is also available at the church or online.
Please prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give to the church during 2022, and please bring your unsigned card reflecting the amount you are led to give with you to the worship service on Sunday, December 12. Following the sermon, we will collect the pledge cards. If you are unable to attend that Sunday, please take the time to either mail in your card to the church or submit your pledge anonymously online.
Thanks be to God for your faithful stewardship and support of the ministry of The Church of The Apostles. We look forward to what God will do among us in the coming year.
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
In His Service,