Why is it important to make a pledge commitment for 2024?
Pledging makes it possible for Fourth Church to discern what commitments to make for the year ahead; it provides church leadership with an understanding of the resources that can be available for those commitments.
Fourth Church asks all new and ongoing members for pledges of time, talent, and treasure. There is an expectation that all members will participate with a pledge that is meaningful and manageable in their current financial situation.
Why does my gift matter?
Pledged commitments directly determine what it is possible for us to do through mission and service, education and discipleship, and worship and music: more than 38 percent of Fourth Church’s annual revenue and nearly 27 percent of Chicago Lights’ annual revenue come from pledged commitments.
At the same time, pledging is about more than what we can do. It is also about who we are: making a commitment and giving annually to the church is one of the ways we express what it means to be disciples and a part of this faith community. By being generous in our financial giving, we express our gratitude for what God is doing in our own lives and in the world.
For more information about the Stewardship Campaign, contact Andrea Miller, Associate Director of Development (312.640.2576).