The next step in the Grace Beyond building project is the pledge process. Giving brochures and pledge cards will be available beginning February 15, 2015. Prior to that date, the elders are asking the congregation to spend time prayerfully considering what the Lord is asking each person to give toward Grace Beyond, above and beyond their normal giving. Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received regarding this next step.
How do I determine how much God wants me to give?
As we continue to encourage the congregation to seek the Lord regarding giving to Grace Beyond, the elders are creating a church-wide emphasis on a biblical view of giving beginning in January 2015. The elders are strongly encouraging Community Groups and Adult Sunday Classes to use a six-week giving Bible Study entitled Simply Share. Copies of the books will be made available for free to any group or individual that desires to seek the Lord’s guidance in this area. More details on how to get a copy will be available shortly.
Who will know how much I have given?
A Grace Beyond pledge is a pledge that you are making between you and the Lord. Only a select few people in the Finance Office will be aware of your pledge. The elders, pastoral staff and Grace Beyond committees will not know what you have given. Your pledge will be recorded so that we have an accurate account of what people are giving to secure construction loans and to ensure we have the funding to build the entire project we believe the Lord is leading us to build.
What if I want to make a donation to Grace Beyond, especially at the end of 2014?
We are trusting God to provide not only for Grace Beyond, but for all of our normal year-end financial needs, including our Open Door project. As you prayerfully consider year-end giving, if the Lord directs you to give prior to the collection of pledges, the deacons have already established a Grace Beyond project fund that can accept donations. If you would like to meet with a member of the Grace Beyond finance team to discuss your gift, please contact Ron Haas (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 890-4414.
How do I give to the Grace Beyond project?
Online giving is available for Grace Beyond at MyCalvaryGR.org. This option will allow you to set up weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual or one-time gifts. You may also use the pew envelopes and check the box for the Grace Beyond Project or you may also simply write “Grace Beyond” on the memo line of your check.