Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide how much to give?
We recommend you prayerfully consider how you can give. Rather than giving a set amount, you may consider giving a percentage of your income and try increasing the percentage of your gift each year (the biblical goal is a tithe of 10%). The chart below shows annual proportional giving at various income levels and percentages.

Annual Income

2%

4%

6%

8%

10%

 
 

$10,000

$200

$400

$600

$800

$1,000

 

$20,000

$400

$800

$1,200

$1,600

$2,000

 

$30,000

$600

$1,200

$1,800

$2,400

$3,000

 

$40,000

$800

$1,600

$2,400

$3,200

$4,000

 

$50,000

$1,000

$2,000

$3,000

$4,000

$5,000

 

$75,000

$1,500

$3,000

$4,500

$6,000

$7,500

 

$100,000

$2,000

$4,000

$6,000

$8,000

$10,000

 

$150,000

$3,000

$6,000

$9,000

$12,000

$15,000

 

$200,000

$4,000

$8,000

$12,000

$16,000

$20,000

 

$250,000

$5,000

$10,000

$15,000

$20,000

$25,000

 

$500,000

$10,000

$20,000

$30,000

$40,000

$50,000

 

 

How does the church use my Estimate of Giving?
Your pledge is used to set our annual operating budget, funding our ministries through which we give to God, each other and the world.
 
I give each month online, do I still need to submit a pledge card?
Whether you give online, each Sunday in the offering plate, or through any other method, returning a pledge card helps us to better plan our annual church operating budget and to accomplish the ministries God has called us to.

 

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Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249