Make Your Pledge

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Making a financial commitment to the work of this incredible parish is about living into the resurrected Christ’s command:

Do not be afraid.

Consider the financial commitment required to have great worship services; do great work in the neighborhood; grow your family in the teachings of Christ, and have the support of a faith community.

Your generosity helps fund the engine that sustains God’s mission and makes possible the ministry that cultivates the Christian life.

We can be fearless in this out-of-the-ordinary behavior because God is the giver of all good gifts and provider of all good things. As a community, we want to be a part of His good work. Like the fishes and loaves, God blesses our gifts and multiplies them for the good of others.

Be fearless int he way you live, pray, serve, and give to your church.

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How much should I give?

Suggested monthly giving: To better help you reach the goal of tithing, take some time to review the chart below. Find the income level in the first column that most closely matches your income, and then follow the numbers horizontally to determine monthly levels of giving to the Church. Percentages are listed at the top with corresponding monthly tithing amounts below. Consider stepping up your giving by moving one or more columns to the right for your annual pledge.

Annual Income 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 15%
$40k 67 133 200 267 333 400 500
$60k 100 200 300 400 500 600 750
$80k 133 267 400 533 667 800 1,000
$100k 167 333 500 667 833 1,000 1,250
$150k 250 500 750 1,000 1,250 1,500 1,875
$200k 333 667 1,000 1,333 1,667 2,000 2,500
$250k 417 833 1,250 1,667 2,083 2,500 3,125
$300k 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,750

How does my commitment to Incarnation supports our ministries and God’s call?

The church takes its responsibilities toward proper stewardship of your gifts very seriously and wants complete transparency in those endeavors. Below is an information graphic that illustrates how the operating budget is divided among each ministry of the church. If you have additional questions about how the budget is allocated to the ministry departments, please contact the Business office at (214) 521-5101. All of Church of the Incarnation’s ministries and programs reflect our core values of worship, growth, service and leadership. The Church’s operating budget is funded almost entirely by the annual commitments of parishioners. Additional sources of revenue include special gifts from parishioners.

Sources of Funds

$4,400,000 — Your Stewardship Campaign Commitments
$1,080,500 — Other Income
$290,000 – Borrow from reserves
$5,770,500 — Total income (projected) for 2018

Budgeted Use of Funds

This chart and the figures indicate how the church’s funds are divided among its ministry areas. The expenses include salaries and benefits for staff, church-wide technology and communication needs, capital resources utilized by our ministries, facility maintenance, and operating expenses.

51.4% — Pastoral Care, Welcome & Church Life

Incarnation is a community that enjoys fellowship, welcomes newcomers with genuine delight and stands ready to serve those in crisis every day of the week. Our church provides a robust pastoral care ministry offered by clergy and lay members to all those in our community. This includes support for members struggling with sickness or personal crisis. Our welcome ministry supports staff dedicated to introduction, education, and assimilation of guests and newcomers through a growing Incarnation 101 program. None of this would be possible without the support of ongoing operational needs.

19.4% — Worship

Incarnation offers vibrant liturgy and renowned traditional and contemporary music. Worship opportunities are offered at seven different services each Sunday, a Healing Service every Wednesday at noon, and Morning and Evening Prayer during the week. Parish commitments fund our clergy leadership, Sunday support staff and music program expenses.

19.0% — Serve

Through Incarnation’s robust mission and outreach ministries, the Church continues to reach out and support those beyond our campus by providing numerous opportunities to engage, inspire and equip every member of our parish to serve the needy locally and internationally. Your support allows us to continue our work with organizations such as Hearts & Hammers, Austin Street Center and the growing needs of our public neighborhood schools. In addition, we will continue to care for our own ministries such as the Dick Granger Ministry and mission trips to Belize and Honduras.

10.2% — Growth

We deepen our relationship with God and one another through quality Christian teaching programs. Your gifts provide resources to adequately fund staff and supplies for our expanding adult, student and children’s programs, including Godly Play, adult and youth classes offered on Sunday and weekdays, Bible studies, growth groups, baptism and confirmation classes and vibrant fellowship groups.

Make a Pledge

Support Church of the Incarnation in prayer and commit to an annual gift toward the annual fund. Complete the form with amount, giving frequency, start and end dates–even opt to set up secure auto payment to debit your credit/debit card or your a bank account.

After making your online pledge, you will receive an email confirmation from Tithe.ly, as well as reminders for fulfillment.

Fulfill Your Commitment

Online

Convenient and secure online giving.

Make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift for sustained support throughout the year. Choose credit, debit or bank account payments, and set the frequency for recurrences if applicable – weekly, monthly, biweekly, or bimonthly.

Text

Generosity at your fingertips.

Text “Give” to 210-361-5072 to get started.

Envelope

Cash or check offering.

Mail us a check, or place cash or check in the offering plate on Sunday. Please designate annual fund on the check or envelope.

App

Mobile giving.

Download the Tithe.ly app for your device.
Android or Apple iOS

To make arrangements for the transfer of stocks and other assets to Church of the Incarnation, please contact the Business Office.

* Secure, confidential and convenient online transactions are accepted via web, mobile and text giving through the Tithe.ly platform.

Fulfill Your Commitment

You can fulfill your pledge online, by mailing us a check, placing your check or cash in the offering plate on Sundays. If you submit a check or cash, please designate annual fund on the check or envelope.

To make arrangements for the transfer of stocks and other assets to Church of the Incarnation, please contact the Business Office.

* Secure, confidential and convenient online transactions are accepted via web, mobile and text giving through the Tithe.ly platform.

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