The 2019 Generosity Campaign
Passion Into Action
Commit. Connect. Affect.
Videos in this Series
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sunday, October 28
Pledging is quick and convenient at pledge.mdpc.org. Keep in mind that you are not making a donation, but simply forecasting your donations for 2019. You still can participate on Covenant Sunday by checking "I pledged online" on the card you turn in. Hard copies of the Covenant Cards and privacy envelopes will be available at the Front Office, the Connection Center, and in the pews.
If you're prepared to make a donation at this time, go directly to online giving.
From Pastor Alf Halvorson
I was at an event recently where I was asked to summarize my first three years as your pastor. I said, “The first year was about preaching my heart out, getting to know as many of you as possible, and helping to move us through discernment in a God-honoring fashion. Year two, besides the normal rhythms, was about strategic planning and developing what have become our 12 Goals. Year three was about hiring talented and faithful staff to fill vacant but crucial, high-impact positions. All that has been accomplished. Year four feels to me like all the pieces are in place and we are moving forward purposefully—full steam ahead.”
In 28 years of ministry, I have never been more excited than I am right now. I am “all in” here, and I invite you to join me in making a financial pledge to the mission and ministry of Christ through MDPC. I know of no church that vets its outreach partners more thoroughly, and no church more committed to maximizing the impact of its staff and programs and becoming leaner where needed.
Why Is Pledging Important?
- It is a sign of your trust in God’s provision and a tangible commitment to His work through MDPC.
- It helps us better plan and budget, improving operational efficiency.
- It allows Outreach to know what level of support we can commit to MDPC ministry partners.
Why Sign My Covenant Card?
I, admittedly, am more likely to follow through on a commitment to which my name and signature are affixed—and I would venture you are, too. Signing also allows accounting personnel to evaluate MDPC’s financial health throughout the year, and to provide you with tools for monitoring your own tithing progress. Of course, if you prefer to keep your pledge anonymous, please feel free to turn it in unsigned. I understand this is important to some.
I look forward to Covenant Sunday on November 4. The corporate experience of worshipping God with our financial commitments is both humbling and inspiring, a trust and covenant exercise unlike any other.
A Stewardship Devotional Guide
This Tom Tewell (former MDPC Senior Pastor) devotional was reprinted for the 2018 generosity season.