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GIVE   |   STEWARDSHIP & WAYS TO GIVE

Giving is the result of understanding what it means to live a life of stewardship. It is essential because it involves putting God first in our lives.

“Christ himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  Colossians 1:17

The ongoing 2017/18 Stewardship Initiative focuses on bringing together the pieces of who we are as a congregation – Together in Faith, Together in Christ, and Together in Love.

What is stewardship? Simply stated, stewardship is using the gifts God has given us to do the things God calls us to do. Did you know that the Bible deals with our possessions in over 2,100 verses? Stewardship is discipleship — all we have, all we are, belongs to God. Spiritual benefits of being a good steward are a deepened trust in God; reordering of personal priorities; and experiencing God’s abundance in providing for your needs.

Giving is the result of understanding what it means to live a life of stewardship. It is essential because it involves putting God first in our lives.

In what ways can we put God first? One way is to spend time with God in a daily quiet time with him. Another way to put God first is to trust Him to take care of us. Trusting comes before giving. Sometimes it is easier to trust God for our eternal salvation than it is to trust Him to give us this day our daily bread. However, Christians know that if we trust in God and live according to his will, he will take care of all our needs.

Stewardship Ministry Coordinator: 
Jack Schlea  | 470-253-7290

Ways to Give

CONTRIBUTE

CONTRIBUTE ONLINE

Click this button to go to our safe and secure online donation portal to Christ the King Lutheran Church for your weekly giving, memorials, and other monetary contributions.

SIMPLY GIVING PROGRAM

Christ the King offers electronic giving which allows you to make donations from either a checking or savings account on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is both convenient for you and provides donation consistency for our church.

To set up electronic donations, simply complete a Simply Giving Authorization Form (download & print PDF). Return the completed form to one of the following people:

  • Jan Grimshaw, Financial Secretary – Mailbox #7
  • Kathy Voerg, Business Manager – Mailbox #114

Once you have signed up for electronic giving, the Financial Secretary will send a letter of acknowledgment of the amount and frequency of the donation. Secure donation services are provided by Vanco Services, LLC. Vanco processes donations for more than 10,000 churches and nonprofit organizations.

PERSONAL BILL PAY SYSTEM

You may elect to use your own bank or credit union bill pay system to provide continual support and donations to Christ the King. This option, allows you to set up a secure method for providing your donations to Christ the King on a regular basis. Each financial institution has their own system for bill pay. However, here are the “best practices” to follow when setting up your bill pay service for Christ the King.

  1. Address: When setting up the Payor please specify the following:
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    1125 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road
    Cumming, GA 30040
  2. Account Number: It is best to use your offering envelope number as the account number. This helps CTK to record your giving quickly and effectively.
  3. Memo: If you wish to focus your giving on a specific area or ministry, please specify it within the Memo field.

Additional Ways to Give

In addition to the yearly Stewardship Ministry initiative there are some additional opportunities that we have available to give to Christ the King Lutheran Church.

SCRIP PROGRAM

In 2009 Christ the King implemented the Scrip Program of selling gift cards in which the church gets a small percentage of each card sold. The money we receive from this program goes directly to mortgage debt reduction. Since 2009 we have contributed over $64,000 as direct debt payoff. The Scrip table is always in the Fellowship Hall every Sunday from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. for the purchase of gift cards. There you will find a list of the different gift cards available in the program.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Whenever you use your Kroger Plus card for Kroger purchases, a percentage is given back to Christ the King, but you need to enroll with the program in order for this to happen. These monies, just like the profits from our Scrip sales goes directly to pay down the principal on the mortgage. Go to your personal www.kroger.com account to find out how to sign up. The Christ the King organization number is: 80377.

THRIVENT DOLLARS

For those who own certain Thrivent Financial products, each year you are asked to designate where you want your “Thrivent Choice Dollars” to go to. Your congregation is one of those organizations that you can designate to receive those funds. For questions about this program, please contact your Thrivent Financial representative.