Giving is one way in which we express our gratefulness to God and provide an example of spiritual leadership.
Following the work of the Resourcing God’s Mission Task Force, the 2021 Annual Convention adopted R-1a: Resolution to Establish the Virginia Plan for Covenantal Giving, which directed us to begin the process of Covenantal Giving. This is a new process, and while financial information is part of this process so is the character and ministry of each church. It’s about working together and not about judgment.
The Virginia Plan for Covenantal Giving uses a 3-year rolling average of line 3 of your church’s parochial report to calculate a beginning point for your pledge. As we begin our three-year transition from the previous proportional giving plan into the Virginia Plan for Covenantal Giving, churches will come together in community to strengthen that spirit and allow for exchange of ideas, increased understanding, and fuller cooperation by learning from one another.
Living in a covenantal relationship doesn’t set the focus on the size of our operating budget. Instead, we focus on our ability to make the Gospel of Christ known in a variety of meaningful ways. Being in covenant with one another is about supporting one another to fulfill our mission and ministry together.
Pledge cards must be submitted by October 3, 2023.
If you have questions about completing your pledge card, please reach out. The Canons of the Diocese of Virginia require pledges be paid monthly. Other arrangements should be discussed with Ted Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Treasurer.
Link to pledge planning worksheet.
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