Our mission is to Love and Obey the Savior, Equip believers for Ministry and Share the Good News of Jesus.

Our Mission


Stewardship at Resurrection

Giving Thanks, and Helping to Sustain Our Many Blessings

Christmas Altar   Foot Wash 2


Online Pledge Form        Printable Pledge Form         Biblical Stewardship Principles  

Narrative Budget         FAQ         Ministry Guide

Stewardship Bible Study        Stewardship Thought for the Day      Stewardship – Charitability     

Christian Stewardship is:

  • the proper and generous use of our time, talent and money;
  • all that we do with our lives
  • about joyfully returning to God a portion of all the gifts which God has so generously showered upon us

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

For more details please see the Biblical Stewardship Principles and Stewardship Bible Study

Why Pledge?

A pledge is a promise. A pledge to Resurrection is a promise that we will share our resources within our faith community. Your pledge allows Council to budget for program, staff, worship, outreach and facility upkeep throughout the year.   Beyond that, pledging also allows us to reflect on the ways we, as individuals and as a community, can share some of what we have with others. Your pledge, then, is a promise to yourself, the faith community at Resurrection Church, and our community at large.

Determining Your Pledge to Resurrection

How much should I give? That answer, of course, is completely up to you. As you think about your pledge for this year, consider what we call “proportional giving.” In other words, think about what percentage you can offer to God by supporting the work of Resurrection Lutheran Church and School.

Ask yourself whether you could increase your pledge by $5, $10, or $20 per week. For some, that’s not possible at this time. For others, that extra amount is about the same as a few stops each week at your local coffee shop or a movie ticket.

This extra money can go a long way toward supporting Resurrection’s ministries and keeping our budget solvent throughout the year. You might think that your increased pledge amount won’t make much of difference in Resurrection’s overall budget. But it does! And it will continue to pay dividends to Resurrection and our community for years to come.

Proportional Giving

So how much is enough? We ask you to please consider giving at least 2% of your income or an amount equivalent to 1 hour’s pay per week.

Some parishioners give 3%, 5%, or more of their income.  If you are working toward the goal of giving 10%, please consider increasing your current pledge by an additional one or two percent.

2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%
$10,000 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 $1,200
$20,000 $400 $800 $1,200 $1,600 $2,000 $2,400
$30,000 $600 $1,200 $1,800 $2,400 $3,000 $3,600
$40,000 $800 $1,600 $2,400 $3,200 $4,000 $4,800
$50,000 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000
$75,000 $1,500 $3,000 $4,500 $6,000 $7,500 $9,000
$100,000 $2,000 $4,000 $6,000 $8,000 $10,000 $12,000
$150,000 $3,000 $6,000 $9,000 $12,000 $15,000 $18,000
$200,000 $4,000 $8,000 $12,000 $16,000 $20,000 $24,000


Sources of Income

 Pledges actually made totaled $420,162 last year with 52% of families or individual members pledging.

Income Sources Pie Chart



What Programs / Ministries Are Supported by Your Pledge Dollars?

Supporting the ministries of Resurrection requires about $528,200  in a typical year. Here is a just a partial list of what your pledge dollars support:

  • Outreach ministries
  • Salaries for Pastor Hollar, Ann Ezell, Rich Peltz, Ann Walstrom and Enid  (Pastor, School Principal/DCE, Organist/Administrator, Church Secretary)
  • Three Sunday Services and special weekday services
  • Music for the Choirs
  • Vestments for Acolytes
  • Heat and Light
  • Certificates for Baptism
  • Nursery Attendants
  • Bible Study Materials
  • Meeting Rooms for all Ministries
  • Wine for Communion
  • Telephone
  • Internet & Website
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Snow Removal
  • Lawn Cutting
  • Food and Supplies for PORT guests
  • Adult and Youth Programs
  • Space for several community groups

Of course, a list cannot begin to convey the difference these ministries have made in the lives of the Resurrection  community and the community at large.

Your pledge dollars support these very worthy activities that take place every day and every week at Resurrection Lutheran Church. There’s more that we want to accomplish next year. Your pledge dollars will help us realize these goals.

Pledge Fast Facts

It doesn’t take a big increase in your pledge to make a big difference. If each household that is currently pledging increased its pledge by just $5 a week, our pledge base would grow by $25,220 or over 6%!  The average pledge in this year was $4,690 per year or about $85 per week. This is a generous amount, but still less than what Resurrection needs to cover its basic budgetary needs. About 50  households pledged this year. This represents 40% of active Resurrection households. If non-pledging households were to pledge at the average pledge level, our pledge base would increase by almost $352,000. This would allow Resurrection to continue support of its existing ministries, but also to develop a more sustained commitment our Ministries and Outreach.

Pledge Levels: 

How Do I Make a Pledge to Resurrection?

After prayerful consideration:

Pledges will be collected and blessed during the Celebration Sunday on 23 October, 2016.   If you will not be in church on that Sunday, you may mail the form to:

Financial Secretary

Resurrection Lutheran Church & School

765 J. Clyde Morris Blvd

Newport News

Virginia , 23601

On Sunday, October 23, 2016 we will bless all of the pledges. You will be invited to bring your pledge and regular offering forward and they will be blessed, as will those submitted earlier online.  Thanks for your generosity.

How Do I Pay My Pledge?

There are several options:

  • Write a check and place it in the offering plate or mail to Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • Pay using our secure online payment service where you can use Direct Bank Transfers or Credit / Debit Cards.

More Information:

On-line Pledge Form         Printable Pledge Form       Biblical Stewardship Principles   

Narrative Budget Pending                  FAQ                        Stewardship Bible Study


Our Mission:

to LOVE and obey the Savior,

    to EQUIP believers for ministry, and

        to SHARE the Good News of Jesus



“Being Disciples … Making Disciples”

Our Core Values: 

Bible Centered Preaching and Teaching

           God speaks to all people through His living Word, so Resurrection stresses constant contact with that Word as essential for growth and maturity in our faith-lives and the lives of others, facilitating our transformation toward “Christ-likeness”

Generosity of Time, Talents and Money

           By His Spirit, God’s people are moved to respond to His love in Christ by offering our lives, and in particular our time, abilities and financial resources, to the expansion of the Kingdom.

Financial Responsibility

         Through God’s Word we understand that we own nothing – all we are and have is a gift of His loving care.  God makes people His stewards  (managers) of His gifts and world – and thus we are to use all His gifts a responsible, God-pleasing manner.

Strong Families

         The family is a foundational unit of both the Church and society – and strong families make for strong churches and a more just society.  Resurrection seeks to help families be reflectors of God’s love, mercy and grace.

Child and Youth Ministry

          Children and youth are not only the Church of tomorrow, but also an integral part of the Church today.  Thus a primary ministry at Resurrection is aimed to help children and youth grow and mature in their Christian faith and fellowship, so that they are comfortable living and sharing their faith in Christ.


Come Visit!

  • Resurrection Lutheran Church & School
  • 765 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
  • Newport News
  • Virginia , 23601
  • 757-596-5808
  • 757-596-5010

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