2018 is coming soon, and we want to have our house in order. That means preparing a simple budget and we need your help to do it.
The Keystone is the stone that holds an arch together, and when cut properly and placed correctly, it will keep the structure strong for centuries. The Keystone is the perfect symbol for our Pledge Campaign. As you know, tithing is a spiritual discipline, and how we deal with money has spiritual ramifications. Giving is the Keystone of our spiritual life, and holds open the portals of grace that prayer and fasting will bring. There are three categories for Pledging.
This is the New Testament Standard, to exceed the Old Testament tithe, as the New Covenant is superior to the Old. Mature Christians have an obligation to exceed the righteousness of those under the Law, and to make their offerings with faith, love, gratitude, and joy. Christians of any income bracket can do this.
Those who are not yet ready for the commitment and discipline of mature Christian discipleship, but are striving towards it, will cheerfully and gratefully offer the Biblical tithe (10%/first fruits of their income) for the building up of the Kingdom of God. Christians of any income bracket can do this.
Those who are not ready yet for the commitment and discipline of Christian discipleship. Stepping Towards Tithing is just that, determined, consistent, proportional giving leading up to, but not including the Biblical tithe, and to do so with faith, joy and gratitude. Christians of any income bracket can do this.
Click on the image below to make your Keystone Pledge for 2018.