Christian Giving Now and for the Future
In his Word, our Lord provides timeless motivation and instruction about giving thanks with our offerings for all that he does for us—particularly for the salvation that Jesus won for us—yet there have been many helpful changes in ways that we can give that are worth discussing. The “offering plate” might look a lot different today for many people who offer gifts of assets or use a variety of electronic options. Congregations are also discovering how teaching members about planned giving now will help them support Christ’s church a generation or two down the road. These options not only allow us to give to the Lord but to save on taxes and support our families. This presentation, originally given at the 2023 WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership, reviews today’s giving opportunities and methods in the light of Christ’s unchanging Scriptures.