Warrenton Presbyterian Church – 91 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186 Phone: 540-347-2213

2022 Stewardship Campaign

Consecration Sunday Is Coming

Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective do not view the money
Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, such congregations see
financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by
supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their incomes.

Our congregation’s Committee on Finance and Stewardship has selected the New Consecration
Sunday Stewardship Program as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving
in our stewardship education emphasis this year.

New Consecration Sunday is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his
or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. Instead of treating
people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we will treat people like followers of Jesus
Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. New Consecration Sunday encourages
people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of
my income is God calling me to give?”
During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, November 21, we are asking our attendees and
members to make their financial commitments to our church’s missionary, benevolent, and
educational ministries in this community and around the world.
Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by
attending morning worship on Consecration Sunday. We urge people to attend who feel strongly
opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal
embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card.
We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship our guest
leader will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their
commitments as a confidential act of worship.
We will encourage participation in Consecration Sunday events through the Consecration Sunday
team. Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make
every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend Consecration Sunday worship.
Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in Consecration Sunday events.
Danny Smedley
Elder for Finance and Stewardship

Consider filling out a pledge card for the 2022 Stewardship Campaign.

From: New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program: Revised Edition. by Herb Miller (Abingdon Press, 2007)

Join us for Consecration (Pledge Dedication) Sunday, November 21.