You are encouraged to develop a stewardship life at First Lutheran. Weekly offerings are a strong starting point. To be a follower of Jesus Christ is also to be a giver. A giver of ourselves to God and to other people. A giver of the many talents with which God has blessed us. A giver of our money as we share it for the betterment of the world and our community. A giver of our time as we declare to God that being part of God's church is a priority in our lives. To give is to know joy and fulfillment. To give is to get outside of ourselves and be free to see a much bigger life. Giving is actually a wonderful opportunity for us!
Even more important, though, is the fact that giving is really the essence of who God is. God gives freely and generously. Look at the gift of Jesus in order to save the world! How could we know a greater sacrifice and gift? So, if God is so much the giver, who are we not to be? Giving is meant to be at the core of who we are as Christians and we take this seriously and also joyfully here.
We also participate in the Simply Giving program. It is a service through Thrivent Financial that allows you to have your weekly or monthly offerings directly debited from your bank account and sent to First Lutheran. In order to set this up click the Simply Giving image below for more information.