Giving, from what God has first given you, is a personal decision. The Bible speaks often about giving, not because God needs our money, but because trusting in Him by sharing what you have, is an important part of growing in your relationship with Him. It's not an "admission fee" or a fee for services, but giving is essential in order for LCGS to carry out its mission.
Most of our members and guests choose to give by participating in the weekly offering during services. More and more, people are choosing to give through our Egiving program which allows for electronic deduction from a bank account or credit card as a single or re-occurring offering. In addition to weekly offerings, you can give to Good Shepherd in these ways:
Memorials & Special Gifts
Gifts in memory of or in honor of a loved one can be made at any time during the year. You may designate which fund you want your gift to support or leave it "undesignated" to allow LCGS to use the funds where needed. An acknowledgement will be sent to the recipient to let them know that you are supporting ministry in their honor and your gift is tax deductible.
Planned Gifts: Bequests (Wills and Trusts)
A bequest provision in your will or trust will allow you to make a significant gift to ministry without reducing your current income. You can specify a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the estate’s residual value.
By changing the beneficiary of your policy, you can make a gift to ministry. Or, you can transfer the ownership of a cash value life insurance policy.
Qualified Retirement Plans (IRA, Keogh, 401K, 403B)
Your qualified retirement plan can provide a significant gift to ministry.
The examples and information here are for illustrative and educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Please consult your tax or legal adviser about proceeding with your estate plans.
Any way and any amount you decide to give, you can rest assured that we take the stewardship of your gifts seriously and we thank you for your support.