At Crossroads, financial giving has two components: Giving and Pledging. Both are important.
- Giving is a part of our spiritual relationship with God. It is an expression of our stewardship of what God has given to each of us. At the heart of our giving is God’s generosity: loving us beyond measure, forgiving us beyond reason, blessing us beyond compare, and calling us into life, both abundant and eternal.
- Pledging is a part of planning. It communicates your intentions about what you will give in the coming year, which allows the church to responsibly steward the gifts of our faithful and generous congregation. Our Session uses the pledges of the congregation to plan for the ministries and mission of the church. Pledges allow us to be caretakers and managers of the financial resources that provide for staffing, programming, support of our mission partners, and care of our buildings and grounds.
We learn in 2 Corinthians that God loves a cheerful giver. Our community and the world count on our faithfulness to Christ in being just that, through our giving. Your faithfulness, in the form of a pledge, also allows the Session to plan faithfully and responsibly plan.
Both giving and pledging can be managed easily through myCrossroads.