The Power of Generosity
We believe in the power of generosity, what it does for the individual doing the giving, and for the purpose that the giving supports. Thank you for your interest in supporting the work and mission of Ipswich Lutheran Church!
Giving at Ipswich Lutheran Church
Giving is an integral part of our relationship with God. It acknowledges Him as the giver of everything we have; it reflects our trust that He will continue to provide for us; it allows us to be a part of His work here on earth, and it’s a way for us to follow through on what He’s asked us to do. God tells us: “Honour God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.” (Proverbs 3:9)
Here are a list of ways you can give to Ipswich Lutheran Church:
CASH OR CHEQUE
Cheques (made payable to Ipswich Lutheran Church) or cash can be given at any weekend worship service by simply placing it in the offering place, or send cheques via mail to Ipswich Lutheran Church, 32 Roderick St QLD 4305.
TEXT TO GIVE
Just text the word ‘GIVE’ to the number below (or click the button) and follow the prompts to make your donation. Once set-up, just text the amount you would like to give to the same number. If you make a mistake, just text ‘refund’.
It is as easy as clicking on the button below to go straight to our online giving portal.
Regular Electronic Giving (REG) allows for a specific dollar amount to be automatically deducted from your account, set-up as a recurring gift. It is easy, safe, secure and anonymous.
“I couldn’t believe how easy it was to give via text or the tithely app. It makes it so much easier for me to support to work and mission of the church”
Leave a Legacy or Bequest
Some people feel that they are unable to give as much as they might like at times. By specifying a bequest or legacy to the Ipswich Lutheran Church in your Will allows you to go on giving even after your death. To find out more about Legacy or Bequest giving, click here.
What Is Tithing?
The word “tithe” literally means a tenth, or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income after tax. An offering is anything you give above and beyond that 10%.
We believe in tithing because the Bible says: “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” (Deuteronomy 14:23) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
God says: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “And see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” (Malachi 3:10) This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words he’s saying “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me!”
But let’s be honest. Most of us work too hard for too little. So for many, this idea of tithing, bringing the first 10% of our income to the Church seems overwhelming. But it doesn’t matter how much or how little we make, God promises to pour out blessings on us when we tithe.