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Giving at St. Paul's

As Christians, we are called to be generous because we know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for our sake he became poor, so that we by his poverty might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). All that we have—including our very desire and ability to give—is a gift from God. “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36) When we give for the sake of Christ and his coming kingdom, we find ourselves midstream—so to speak—in the movement of his divine generosity.

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But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

2 CORINTHIANS 8:7

What is the Excel Fund?

The Excel Fund is how St. Paul’s casts vision and raises financial resources for deep and wide church growth projects that go above and beyond the ministries currently maintained through our Foundation Fund.

Wide

At least 25% of every donation to the Excel Fund will be devoted to a “Wide Project” to empower church growth projects beyond our local (on-campus) church ministry. Our current Wide Project is focused on church planting.

Deep

At least 25% of every donation made to our Excel Fund will be devoted to a “Deep Project” to enhance our local (on-campus) church ministry. Our current Deep Project is focused on sanctuary renovations.

Depending on needs and opportunities, the remaining 50% of donations are devoted to either deep or wide projects.

Tentative Campaign Timeline

Wide

Identification
Phase
Development
Phase
Launch
Phase

Deep

Choir & Chancel
Renovations
Begin Sanctuary
Renovations
Complete Sanctuary
Renovations
2021
2022
2023

Making A Pledge

To successfully plan for and complete our deep and wide projects, St. Paul’s needs to receive pledges from church members for 2021 and 2022-23. A pledge is a commitment to give, as God enables. A pledge can be impacted by unanticipated life events. Please provide your pledge (best-estimate commitment) in the following time frames.

Total Amount
2021
2022
2023
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2022-23 Pledge

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2021 Pledge

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2022-23 Pledge

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the total financial need to complete the initiatives of the 3-year campaign?

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The total need for the campaign is $1.6M.

Deep Project:

  • Sanctuary Renovations: $1.2M

Wide Project:

  • Christ United Fellowship Partnership: $100,000
  • Daughter Church Plant: $300,000

When do I need to submit my pledge by and what do I need to include?

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We are requesting that pledges be made after prayerful consideration and no later than Palm Sunday (March 28, 2021). Pledges should include:

  • Name
  • Amount Pledged for 2021
  • Amount Pledged for 2022-23 (combined)

Who will be able to see my pledge?

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The Director of Ministries, Finance Committee Chair, and Church Bookkeeper are designated to view pledge details.

How will elders follow-up on campaign pledges?

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Shepherding elders will follow-up with their shepherding groups regularly. Elders will know if members have or have not pledged. Elders will not know specific amounts pledged. Elders will receive regular updates to enable them to speak to their shepherding groups about Excel Fund progress.

Foundation Fund

The Foundation Fund is how St. Paul’s seven major ministries (including worship, discipleship, community, local missions, global missions and missionaries, youth, and children’s ministries) are funded. This fund also maintains our church facility and staff compensation. Because of its foundational importance, the Session asks members of St. Paul’s to prioritize this fund with your regular gifts and offerings.

Deacons Fund

The Deacons Fund is how St. Paul’s diaconal ministry (which provides support to needy individuals and families within our congregation, outside requests for assistance, and a number of other mercy ministries we partner with) are funded. On the first Sunday of every month, when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, a special offering is taken up to support this fund.

Excel Fund

The Excel Fund is how St. Paul’s casts vision and raises financial resources for deep and wide church growth projects that go above and beyond the ministries currently maintained through our Foundation Fund. You can learn more about the Excel Fund here.

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