Through your financial support and hands on ministry, thousands of lives have been positively impacted in Charleston and beyond! During this Stewardship season, we ask that you continue your generous giving and prayerfully consider increasing your pledge so that we may help even more of God’s children.
First Presbyterian Church. Today, Tomorrow, and Forever. This is our time!
Please click on the blue button below that says “Digital 2024 Pledge Card” to fill out the pledge form and click “Submit”. If you have any questions, please call the church office (304) 343-8961. Thank you for your time and generosity.
IMPORTANT: If you have already turned in a physical paper pledge card, please DO NOT fill out the digital pledge card. Thank you!
Q: What is a Pledge?
A “pledge” is an estimate of your giving for the coming year which helps the church fund everything we do as a church from paying staff salaries to supporting our mission partners, our education programs, our music programs and facilities.
Spiritually, a pledge is your response to God’s abundance in our lives. It is a sign of commitment to God and a statement of gratitude for all things good in our lives.
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
Q: Do we need to Pledge? Why can’t we just place our offering in the plate every Sunday?
Predictable giving makes planning for the year much easier on the church. Weekly, non-pledges offerings only amount to about 7% of our annual budget, Trustee money makes up about 33% and our pledges provides the majority of the budget at 60%. Every pledge matters and every pledge counts!
“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Matthew 5:42
Q: I am new to this church, am I supposed to pledge as well?
We ask everyone who considers First Presby their spiritual home to make a pledge of some kind, whether that is financially or sharing their times and talents by volunteering for various events or programs. Pledging in those ways can help you feel more connected to the church and more importantly to God.
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16
Q: How much should I pledge?
Every pledge matters, regardless of the amount. The average pledge is about $1,200 a year or about $100 a month. With that said, we are all in a different place, so start with prayer and reflect on the blessings in your life.
“Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9