Stewardship Cluster

Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.

from The Episcopal Church Website

  • Stewardship Formation

    Established by the Vestry , is a year-round communication effort to link tithing and proportional or percentage giving by personal testimonies, written prayers used in the Prayers of the People on Sundays, and other stewardship messages that go to all pledging households.

  • Annual Giving

    This is the annual fall campaign process to fund our operating budget. At St. Paul’s, the average household pledge exceeds that of the average pledge of the other congregations in the Diocese of Georgia and throughout the Episcopal Church. While our giving is generous, our expenses are considerable, so we must all keep our pledges up to date and be aware of other needs.  

     

  • Endowment Foundation

    This was formed in 1972 with a single generous gift. Today, the Foundation has had many donors, and the value is approaching $1 million. Gifts may be designated or undesignated—but only earnings from the principal will be spent and spent only on buildings maintenance or a ministry which the donor designates.  

  • Memorial Gifts

    Are given to the Glory of God, and in memory of someone who has died or in thanksgiving for someone, the donor wishes to recognize. Memorial gifts are given and recorded throughout the year.  Debbie Godwin (229) 436-0196.

  • Planned Giving

    This is a program (also called Legacy Ministry) where individuals have informed us that St. Paul’s is to be provided a gift at the end of their life.  Please contact the church office (229) 436-0196.