Church First in 2020

Church First in 2020


Please click through to our annual brochure (2020).

General Pledge Information

For many years, our church has launched an annual pledge effort. In it, we request the engagement of anyone who calls BurlPres their church home. Below is an explanation of the pledge process, along with online pathways to engage with us, as we “put the church first in 2020.”

Why Pledge?
The church plans its annual budget, which includes staffing, programs, and outreach for the year, based on pledge commitments. Your pledge helps the church reach its full potential each year.

What is a Pledge?
A pledge is a commitment to make an offering to the church. In this context, it is an amount that you agree to contribute to the church during 2020. You will see on the pledge form that there are a variety of ways that a pledge can be made to the church.

What is a Pledge Payment?
A pledge payment is an amount gifted to the church that is applied to the donor’s pledge amount. For example, if someone pledged $1000 during our pledge season in November/December 2019, then wrote a check for $500 in 2020, as a 2020 pledge payment, the remaining pledge balance would be $500.

Pledge Method

How to Make a Pledge
The church offers Pledge Cards at worship services and in the office. Online pledge forms are always available.

Pledge Payment Methods

2020 Pledge Payments can be done via:

Sunday Offering:
During each Sunday worship service, an offering plate is passed, in which you can place your pledge payment. Pledge payment envelopes are available, upon request.

Credit Card Payments:
You can set up automatic credit card payments and indicate giving frequency here. Or, to obtain a physical set up form, please contact our Finance Department through email (blowe@burlpres.org or crichardson@burlpres.org) or by phone at 650.342.0875.

Postal Mail:
Pledge payments can be mailed to the church at:
1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame CA 94010
ATTN: Pledge Payment Processing

Drop-Off at Church Office:
Pledge payments can be dropped off in person at the church administrative office.

Online:
Pledge payments can be made on our secure website. Be sure to select the applicable pledge payment year (e.g. 2019 pledge payment or 2020 pledge payment).

Text-to-Give:
BurlPres has the ability to receive pledge payments and other gifts through Planning Center’s Text-to-Give vehicle. Watch the quick 1:10 video and learn more on the Text-to-Give web page. Setting up text-to-give from your mobile device takes only a couple of minutes! You will need to specify how your payment is to be applied, e.g. 2019 Pledge Payment, 2020 pledge payment, or general gift.