In the January Hebron Herald, the Stewardship Team laid out our plan for 2018 and asked for your help in pledging for the coming year. You may be asking, “Why should I pledge if the budget is already done?” Pledging is important for a number of reasons:
Empowers Identity – Regardless of the amount, a pledge card says, “I am a part of something larger than myself.” It says, “I stand in solidarity with my family of believers, in pursuit of the same vision that God would use Hebron to show Himself to the world.” When we do the math and fill in the card, we are saying, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” A pledge card says, “We believe in what we are doing as a church.” A pledge card says “Yes, we’re in!”
Empowers Accountability – Even with the best of intentions on our best days, our responsibility as members of Hebron can be neglected and overlooked. When you pledge, you create for yourself a mechanism of accountability and you empower the church to empower you in your journey of discipleship.
Empowers the Ministry - There is also a practical aspect of pledging, as it is a necessary tool in developing a healthy budget. Hebron’s budget is our ministry plan developed after prayerful consideration by our ministry leaders, taking into consideration where we are and where we believe God desires us to go. When you pledge, you are helping the leadership discern the viability of funding our vision.
To date, 23% of our 2018 Operating Budget has been pledged. And while we are well on our way, we still have a way to go. If you have not done so, please prayerfully consider what God is asking and how you can “Excel in Generosity” in 2018. Blue pledge forms labeled “Excelling in Generosity” can be found in the literature racks at the church entrances.