Lutheran Church
Big Lake, MN

Why Give?

Want to join us in our mission to make disciples of Jesus in our congregation and community? Your generosity enables us to help others experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sharing your time and money helps us spread the good news about Jesus, feed the hungry in our community, minister to those who are grieving or suffering, care for the sick, befriend the lonely, and build one another up in knowledge of God.

Giving is a fundamental part of God’s nature.  "For God so loved the world that He GAVE..." (John 3:16).  When we give, we participate in what God is doing, come to know God better, and become more like Jesus.

What Giving Does
  • Has an impact on the world. As we share the greatest treasure in the universe, the gift of Jesus Christ, we are compelled to share this news with others. This good news frees us from the burden of sin and opens us to new life, as we can only know through Him. In sharing this gift with others, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can help to transform people’s lives, communities, and the whole world.
  • Expresses your trust in God.  When you give you are showing God that you believe He will provide for you just as well, or better, with what remains.  It tells God that you believe Jesus is enough.
  • Enriches your life as you find that the more you give, the greater you receive. When you trust God with your time and money, he will bless you in many ways: sometimes in your relationships, spirit, resources, or understanding. “...whoever plants generously will also harvest generously.”  (2 Corinthians 9:6)
  • Expresses gratitude and worship.  Giving is an act of worship. The act of giving acknowledges that every good gift comes from God.  God is light, love, and creator of the universe. He is worthy of your heart, soul, mind and strength -- of your whole life!
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8 NIV)
What Inspires Mike

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