Jesus was a man who shared his life with others.The Bible
often tells us Jesus’ life was so “shared,” he would have to find
a quiet place to refuel. When the people were hungry, Jesus
said, “Bring what we have to me.” He blessed them and
fed five thousand.
The church is called to continue this work. We are blessed to
be a blessing. The first gift the church has is theGOOD NEWS of salvation through faith in Christ. But, all that we are is God's.
Here are some of the ways we share ourselves with the world.
Share your time with your home Church.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."Matthew 6:33
Share your talent with the local community.
But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” Acts 3:6
We have been blessed to be a blessing. Sharing our treasure with others opens our hearts to God.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34
There are FIVE gospels vital to the message of Jesus Christ. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Gospel According to you!
Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Sharing and Giving Opportunities
Our general fund is the "tithe" fund. The majority of our members give their weekly offerings to this fund. It is the fund we use to pay the bills that keep the ministry running. It is also the fund that pays out our gifts to the ministries both globally and locally that we are in partnership with.
For more information about giving to this fund contact our Administrator, Daniel Damico at 701-235-7389, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Lutheran Foundation is a vital component of the ministry of First Lutheran Church. It was established as a separate incorporated extension of the church to accept gifts to be held in an endowment fund. The contribution principal is invested in perpetuity. A gift to the Foundation is a gift that keeps on giving.
The purpose of the Foundation's funds is to make disbursements to expand the witness and mission of First Lutheran Church, and to support special missions of the Christian Church in the community, region, and world. The Foundation Board, in response to formal, written grant requests, determines annual disbursements from the endowment fund. If you'd like to make a request for funding the forms can be downloaded here.
Foundation Grant Request
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Foundation Grant Approval Guidelines
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The 20/20 Club
If you have a passion for First Lutheran church and want to see the building and grounds preserved, here is an opportunity to make a difference!
The First Lutheran Church 20/20 Club has been formed to provide the funds necessary to maintain a facility like ours. The goal of the club is to fund 20 major projects by the year 2020. We are blessed to have a beautiful place in which to worship. It would cost at least $15 million to replace. Parts of it are almost 100 years old. Too often major repairs or renovations become necessary which are too large to be included in the annual budget.
Funds donated to the 20/20 Club, principal AND interest, will be used exclusively to pay for these projects.
Please consider becoming a member of the 20/20 Club so that First Lutheran Church will continue to be a church that we can all be proud of and serve as an inspiration for all who come here to receive his Word.
Restricted Giving at First Lutheran is a banquet table of generosity. At any given time there are many projects going on at the church. If you like to give to specific projects we likely have one that fits your needs.
Our administrator, Daniel Damico would be more than happy to talk to you about your many options. You may reach him by calling 701-235-7389 or email@example.com.
Memorial Giving is close to all our hearts. If you have a loved one that you would like to give a gift in memory of we have many options. These are some favorites: radio broadcast, youth camperships, flowers for Sunday morning, and many more.
Give one of our staff a call and we will assist you in a memorial gift that the right fit for you and for giving glory to God.