The responsible stewardship of our material resources includes caring for and attending to the earth and its produce, the gifts we are given by God, the relationships of care and support we have with one another, and our money. The practice of contributing money to support the work of the Church is as old as the Church itself. Membership in the Church includes an expectation to contribute financially to the three primary areas of finance:
1. Our annual operating budget
2. Outreach ministry (service to the needs of the world)
3. Capital expenses (support for buildings and grounds)
We take as our guide in these affairs the words of Scripture and the example of tradition which encourage us to remember that the Church is like a body and needs to be cared for. Together we make our best effort to keep our own house in order (including careful management of our finances), in order to be able to fulfill our mission of reconciliation in the world. See below for more information about our finances, and about how you can give to support St Stephen’s.
Pledges of annual financial giving not only help us plan our church budget, but are a sign that we recognize that God is the source of all that we have. We understand commitments to giving as an important spiritual practice of Christian discipleship. To complete your pledge to St. Stephen’s, click here.