Church Leaders Tim Jones and Bryan Nolan share thoughts on the
2019 Stewardship campaign:
We want to begin by saying “Thank You”. Thank you for your generosity. Year after year, the members of Krum First United Methodist Church have shown their willingness to give of their ‘prayers, presence and gifts’ as we pledged when we became members of the church.
This church has made a difference in the lives of so many in our church family, our community, in our country and even in the world over the years. Without your support, none of this would be possible.
Like our own homes, God’s house has many requirements in order to sustain our church family. In addition to our prayers and presence and gifts of time, volunteering, teaching and service, our financial support is required.
And so, we are asking you to prayerfully consider your financial pledge for the 2019 Budget. Reflect on God’s goodness and how that has been manifest in your lives. Our response to this is reflected in our willingness to set aside a portion of our finances for God’s church.
Perhaps better stated: “Stewardship” is The Management of Things That Don’t Truly Belong to Us. All our blessings come from God; we are only giving a fraction of those blessings back. Also, the spiritual discipline of pledging and giving can strengthen our relationship with God and His church. However, to be sure, making a financial pledge is a very personal decision.
As such, when you fill out a pledge card, we don’t ask that you sign it unless you want the church to track your gifts against your pledge, because this is first and foremost a tool to use so our church can set realistic goals for budget expenditures.
In a world filled with increasing uncertainties, the church represents hope for so many. Krum First United Methodist Church is a church in motion – a church with a proud past, looking toward the future. We are growing spiritually. That growth is an ongoing momentum that requires our dedication and diligence so that we move forward in an ever-changing world.
By supporting the church today, we ensure that our children and our grandchildren will know the joy of life in Christ tomorrow. We do this by celebrating the commitment of our prayers, presence, and gifts to our church, which is our privilege and responsibility.
A quote says it best, “When all lift, there is no load”. We thank God for all the servant leaders who came before in this beautiful little church in Krum.
We have many dedicated servant leaders in our church today.
Thank you for your continued love and support of Krum First United Methodist Church and its ministries and missions. We have so much to be grateful for. We believe we are up to the task of moving our church into a bright future.
God bless you for your love and understanding,
Tim Jones Bryan Nolan
Lay Leader Church Council Chair
You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us. II Corinthians 9:11
Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. II Corinthians 9: 7