Building the Kingdom | Stewardship 2024
Support of our annual stewardship campaign, Building the Kingdom, is an essential practice that supports Saint Michael’s growing staff, campus, programs, and ministries. While essential to our operations, it is most important to remember that giving is part of the stewardship of our time, talents, and goods, and that stewardship is a key part of being true disciples of Christ.
Our annual stewardship campaign, like our capital campaign, is grounded in the image of “building.” For more than 75 years, we’ve been “building the kingdom” through our fellowship, our worship, our formation, our outreach, and our many programs. As we set our sights on the future, we do so mindful of the many opportunities for ministry and service immediately before us.
All of our ministries are seeking new opportunities for growth, and we now have the chance to continue building out our programs and offerings in exciting ways. The work of building is exciting work, and your contribution to our efforts is essential. This year’s annual stewardship campaign is an opportunity for you to consider prayerfully how God is calling you to contribute to the work of building the kingdom. It’s also an opportunity to consider how your contribution of your time, your talents, and your treasure to Saint Michael and All Angels will enable you to continue your own growth as a disciple.
MISSION & OUTREACH
Mission and Outreach is embarking on a new era of impactful work, building on the substantial legacy of our past. In collaboration with Dallas leaders, we are pursuing bold initiatives to help address the challenges of poverty, senior resources, and stable housing.
Pastoral Care continues to be focused on our parishioners, friends, and neighbors who find themselves needing a little help from their faith community. Because of your support, we expect to grow those ministries that provide face-to-face care for those who may be experiencing loss, grief, or other spiritual needs.
The focus of Children & Family Ministry is to help children experience the love of Jesus, invite their friends, and build a lasting and resilient faith. Youth Formation helps our youth engage their questions, build relationships with others, and grow in their faith through Bible study, missions, and small groups. Adult Formation is focused on creating clear pathways to mature discipleship.
WORSHIP & LITURGY
Saint Michael offers praise to God through traditional liturgies and familiar hymns, through more informal services and contemporary songs, and through the jubilant Joy services we offer for our youngest members. Nourished by the scriptures and the sacraments, we go forth into the world to proclaim the love of God both in word and in deed and to invite others into being part of God’s mission.
EMBRACING HOPE, INCLUSION, AND KINDNESS: OUR FUTURE
As a member of the Stewardship Committee at Saint Michael and All Angels, I often find myself thinking about the many reasons why my family supports this incredible community. Our commitment is anchored by 3 core values that the Saint Michael community embodies: hope, inclusion, and kindness. As we enter our 2024 Stewardship year, I ask each of you to reflect on what anchors your commitment to Saint Michael and lean into your generosity to support the transformative future of our church.
The journey that we have taken as a family at Saint Michael and All Angels has been truly rewarding and I am excited to see what the future holds. The future for our church starts NOW. Let us continue to work together in promoting a brighter and more compassionate world. Let us embrace the opportunity to give back to our church and witness the transformative power of our collective efforts. JOIN US this year with your increased financial commitment to Saint Michael.
–Tom Fenton, Stewardship Chair
Your gifts help fuel the work we do as a community of faith.
WAYS TO GIVE
To make a pledge online, you can fill out the digital pledge card by clicking the "make an online pledge" button below.
Checks or paper pledge forms may be mailed to:
Saint Michael and All Angels
8011 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75225
Parishioners can contribute directly from their IRA accounts to take advantage of tax benefits and fulfill required minimum distributions.
TRANSFER OF ASSETS
Gifts of stock, or other assets, potentially allow the contributor to take advantage of the tax benefits of contributing appreciated assets.
Thank you to all those who have joined us in investing in our community, our campus, and our impact on the city and the world!
This is a unique time in Saint Michael’s history—a time that urges us to think boldly, consider necessary improvements to our campus, and enhance our spiritual growth and outreach in the community. This historic capital campaign is focused on Uniting our Community, Reinvigorating our Campus, and Investing in Education.
Almighty God, who inspired our founders to step out in faith and establish this community to your glory, we give thanks for your blessing upon our Saint Michael family. Now, as you call us to prepare for the future, disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly and to remember our hope is in you alone. Guide and bless us, so that Saint Michael will continue to be a place where we grow together in Christ. Fill us with your grace that we may have hearts that are both generous and open to your will. We ask this, and all things, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will a campaign gift impact my annual stewardship pledge?
We are asking all members to increase or continue their annual stewardship pledge, in addition to considering a capital campaign commitment. We know each person’s financial situation is different, and we are sensitive to these differences.
What amount will parishioners be asked to give in addition to their annual gift?
We simply ask that you prayerfully consider a gift above your annual stewardship pledge, payable over up to five years, that is meaningful to both you and Saint Michael.
What does an annual or capital pledge to Saint Michael mean?
A pledge to Saint Michael means that you have stated your intention to fulfill a defined, monetary gift.
What percent of the Church’s annual budget is supported by pledges?
Ninety percent (90%) of the Church’s annual budget is supported by pledges.
How can I make a pledge?
How do I pay my pledge?
A pledge can be fulfilled at a frequency of your choosing (weekly, monthly, or annually) by check, credit card, cash in requested pledge envelopes, appreciated stock, or tax-free IRA distribution if 70.5 or older. If you have any payment questions, call Caroline Moore, Director of Advancement, at 214.692.3001 or Cheryl Kaschak, Accountant, at 214.365.3558.