What is Stewardship?
The Stewardship team is charged with presenting the financial needs of the Cathedral in a context that reflects giving as part of our spiritual relationship to God. We believe that the bounty that we have received comes from God and it is our role to determine how best to take care of that bounty and what portion of it we will give back.
We encourage all members to make an annual pledge to the Cathedral as part of their membership and as a response to what God has given them. As for how much to give, we suggest members think about proportional giving — giving a set percentage of household income. Giving of one’s self and one’s labor can be a joyful act. It expresses our joining together with other members of the community and our desire to work out our spiritual life at the Cathedral. Download a pledge card here: Annual_Giving_Card_2016.
Giving and stewardship are not about meeting a budget. Making sure the church is financially viable does matter and cannot be ignored, but it is not the heart of intentional giving.
The Cathedral of the Incarnation participates in Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). EFT makes it is easy to schedule your pledge payment or give a one-time donation. If you already use EFT to pay your bills then you know it saves time and resources (paper, stamps, envelopes). EFT also benefits The Cathedral of the Incarnation in a number of ways:
- More consistent giving,
- Less money counting,
- Less paperwork, and
- Easier tracking of donations.
Make your pledge to the Cathedral.
Make a donation to the Cathedral.
Volunteer your time and talent by speaking with one of our lay team leaders.