We believe that good stewardship includes sharing all that God has given us, to include: our time; our talent; and our financial gifts. Our annual fall stewardship campaign encourages members to make commitments to volunteer in the ensuing year in addition to making a financial pledge toward the operating budget.
Ninety percent of operating budget typically comes from pledged giving. We consider the operating budget the foundation for all we do in Christ’s name. While 85% of those budgeted funds are used to support staff and facilities, it is our firm belief that both are critical to our ability to provide meaningful worship experiences to all who enter here. This is a priority for our congregation. Having well maintained facilities and a well-trained staff are also extremely important in supporting the Christian outreach completed thru each of our ministry teams and their many volunteers. This outreach is also a priority for Christ Lutheran Church and the remaining funds from the operating budget are provided to these teams to assist with those efforts.
While our annual stewardship campaign is only a five-week period in the fall of each year, stewardship toward mission at Christ Lutheran Church is alive and well throughout the entire year. We are blessed with an extremely giving congregation beyond what is pledged and given thru the annual stewardship campaign. Our church family not only donates thousands of hours a year in volunteer service to the Lord’s work, but they also contribute financially well beyond their annual giving. For example, in 2019, in addition to budgeted funds from pledged offerings, we put over $40,000 in non-budgeted gifts and fundraising receipts to work through our various ministry teams. The work of these teams touches lives on behalf of Christ not only here in Quincy, but throughout the world.