FAQ ( Facts and Questions )
Q: How is an annual campaign helpful?
A: A major purpose of an annual financial campaign is to encourage you as a participant in the congregation to regularly reassess your giving practices. Generosity is a spiritual response to the gratitude you have in recognition of how much God’s blessings mean to you. As your body has life, so too is your faith journey alive. As your life situation is subject to change, so too is your appreciation for God’s blessings and your ability to respond. Secondarily, your generosity estimates help the leadership to plan for the coming year.
Q: What if my situation changes and I can’t complete my generosity estimate?
A: Your generosity estimate is a “great faith” estimate of the amount that you believe, with God’s help, you can commit to giving in the coming year based on your best information now. If you have a situation that arises that distracts you from that pledge, you are only asked to let the Business Administrator or Financial Secretary know to make the change in your account.
Q: Why are there two different estimates of giving on the pledge card?
A: 1An estimate of giving to the General Operating Budget is a twelve month commitment beginning in January, 2018, to address the basic expenses of the ministry of the church. Included in these are expenses for operations and basic maintenance, programming, personnel, and connectional church responsibilities. These budgeted items have been stable at about $1.5 million for several years.
2The second side of the card asks you to consider a generous estimate to help finish out the BOLD Faithful Campaign to Eliminate the Debt of the church by July, 2019. You have come a long way from a total debt in May, 2015, of $3.3 million to a current balance of $1.6 million. This accelerated reduction in paying the note has already saved $1.2 million in interest cost.
Three check boxes on the card help you to identify where you are in the remaining 18 months of the effort continuing as of January, 2018. You can acknowledge your previous pledge and confirm your scheduled payments and their completion. You can acknowledge your previous pledge, increase that estimate, or engage in a new estimate. If you have not previously made a commitment to the BOLD Campaign, you may indicate your desire to do so and complete the bottom of the card.
Of the $1.6million remaining debt balance, only half of that amount remains unpledged.
Q: May I pledge on line?
A: Yes, go to BroadmoorUMC.org. Click on the three tiny white bars on the top right to open the links. Go to QUICK LINKS and open GENEROSITY 2017 / ONLINE FINANCIAL PLEDGE. Follow the instructions to complete your estimate.
Q: What are my payment options for giving?
A: Along with payments by Cash or Check, you may also give through Direct Deposit with your bank setup on a monthly basis, Credit or Debit card at the kiosk or online for a single or recurring transaction.
Q: What if I cannot make a Generous Estimate for 2018 at this time?
A: All gifts are greatly appreciated whenever you are able. If you cannot make a commitment at the present time but wish to give to the ministry and mission of Broadmoor United Methodist Church at a later time, please prayerfully do so.
Q: Where may I get additional information or account updates?
A: Please contact Terry Love, Pastor of Administration, with your questions or information requests at 861-0586 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When do I turn in my pledge?
A: You are asked to bring your estimate of generosity card with you to one of the three worship services on October 22nd or the 29th. You can also go online after October 15th and pledge as explained above. We will be consecrating all of the cards on the 29th and celebrating our gratitude for the generosity God has shown us. Please be present at one of the services 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.