Why We Give
John Wesley urged other to “Earn all you can and save all you can so that you can give all you can.” He modeled modest living and sacrificial giving. Wesley made sure those early classes of “methodists” took weekly offerings to help others in need.
Today, we United Methodists join others to “do good whenever and wherever we can.” Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when the crowd grew hungry – we use our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to be the hands and feet of God. Life grows here through the joy of generosity.
We believe stewardship and generosity is a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s and we are blessed to be a blessing to our community and to the world. Our gifts are a tangible demonstrations of or love for God and our neighbors.
Ways to Give
2018 Mission and Ministry Campaign
“Come to the Waters”
“Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and the ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.”
The Bible teaches that stewardship is a lifelong practice. Stewardship calls for integrations between our faith and the way that we live our lives. Best understood as a mindset, stewardship is a culture and a discipline that can never be contained in one annual financial response – it is a way of life. It is everything we do after we say, “I am a Christ follower. Stewardship is the way in which use all that God has entrusted to our care so we can love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength; and love our neighbor as God loves us.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. —Hebrews 13:1-2
Since 1892, Broadway United Methodist Church has served as a place of hope on the corner of 1st and Broadway in Council Bluffs. Henry DeLong, who bought and donated the property requested this location always be the home of a church. Maintaining such a church takes vision into the future. Broadway’s four-year $300,000.00 campaign includes four primary components, and each advances our congregation’s commitment to radical hospitality.
- Year by year improvement brochure
- Pledge Card
- Electronic Fund Transfer Authorization