How to Calculate Your Pledge
Preparing your pledge is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Step 1: Calculate your tithe.
We are exhorted in scripture to bring to Lord 10% of all of our increase. Increase includes all of our wage income and profits from business and investment. To calculate your tithe, simply add up all of the your projected “increase” for the year and multiply that by 0.1.
Example: I will earn $37,000 in wages this year. 37,000 x 0.1 = 3,700. So my tithe (for the year) will be $3,700.
Step 2: Calculate your offering.
Your offering is any amount you give above the tithe. There are 2 approaches to offering. You could set an additional percentage (i.e. 2% more) or you can give a set amount (i.e. $500 more). Calculate or set your offering amount.
Example: Continuing with the $37,000 amount from above, I will give 2% of my earning as offering. 37,000 x 0.02 = 740. So my offerings (for the year) will be $740.
Step 3: Combine your tithe amount and your offering amount.
Add your tithe and offering amount together. This is your vision pledge.
Example: A tithe of $3,700 and an offering $740 will combine this way (3700+740 = 4,440). So my total pledge (for the year) is $4,440. This is the amount I will write on my Vision Fund Pledge Card.