pledges and giving

It is our habit to ask for anonymous pledges towards the end of each financial year. These and the amount given remain anonymous.

Why pledges?

First, it encourages thoughtful, planned and regular giving (1 Corinthians 9:7). In the busyness of life, is easy to forget to give or to give only what is left after other priorities have been met.

(If you’d like help in thinking through your giving to Sojourn and beyond, the Guidelines for Giving booklet will provide some pointers.)

Second, it helps the admin committee to be responsible in their planning and management of finances.

Why anonymous?

Not to spare embarrassment but to avoid pride.  Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:1-4 is that secrecy safeguards sincerity. We mustn’t give so that others will see and be impressed. The question, “How would I feel if my giving was known publicly?” is helpful in diagnosing our attitude to giving.