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Giving

Why give?

We give in response to all God has done for us. Gloria Dei is financially dependent on God's provisions. These provisions primarily come through the generous and faithful gifts of the people who believe in the mission and ministry of Gloria Dei. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21

BECOME A FIRST-TIME GIVER
The desire to excel at the grace of giving, starting with my first gift to the church

GIVE ON A REGULAR BASIS Giving as a regular routine in my life and to increase my faith and trust in God

GROW TOWARD A TITHE (10% OF MY INCOME) Increasing my percentage giving allows me to exercise my attitude about Christ’s Lordship in my life and my reliance on my own abilities and strength is replaced with a greater trust in Him

TITHE Demonstrates that God is first place in my life, everything belongs to Him, and my tithing expresses my gratitude for His grace

EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY Sees the 10% tithe as the minimum, not the maximum 


Ways to Give

  • Cash or Check. Give a contribution by dropping it in the offering during any worship service, or mail checks to the church office.
  • Text Giving. Give with your smartphone or tablet! Just send a text, with any message, (example: text the word "hello") to 281-709-2266. Once you send the text, you'll immediately receive a reply from the folks at Kindred Smart Giving, with instructions on how to sign up. After you've completed the signup, all you have to do to give in the future is text that same phone number, with the amount you wish to give, in the body of the text to make a contribution. You'll get a text receipt every time you give.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) To set up an automatic draft, email Patty Hoesl in our business office or simply follow these directions
  • Credit Card
  • Stock and Mutual Fund Transfers  Contact Patty Hoesl for more information

Donation Acceptance Policy

Designated Gifts

You may designate gifts for special purposes, such as building projects or other identified needs.

Endowment Fund

Gloria Dei is building an Endowment Fund to help finance our long-term mission and ministry efforts.  If you would like to help ensure that Gloria Dei can continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to future generations, please consider making a gift to the Gloria Dei Endowment Fund.  Managed by our Endowment Committee, the fund has a goal of maintaining principal donations and using income earned for ministry needs. Contact Crystal Oliver to donate to the Endowment Fund.

Lutheran Education Fund

The Gloria Dei Lutheran Education Fund (LEF) has been established to assist children, from Kindergarten through college age, with the expense of their education in Lutheran schools. Contact Crystal Oliver with questions. 

Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you are a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and eligible for the Thrivent Choice giving program, we hope you'll remember Gloria Dei when designating your Choice Dollars. The Choice Dollars we receive from Thrivent Financial provide additional ministry and service opportunities over and above the Gloria Dei Mission and Ministry Fund annual plan.

Kroger Community Rewards®

Visit Kroger’s website to link your Kroger Plus Card. Gloria Dei's Non-Profit Organization number is PA582. Any time you shop at Kroger using your Plus Card, rewards will accumulate toward Gloria Dei. Thank you for participating in our Kroger Community Rewards program!

Amazon Smile

You can designate ½% of your Amazon purchase total to be donated to Gloria Dei through Amazon’s Smile program. Shop and select Gloria Dei as the recipient charity.