- Phone: (651) 464-3323
- Mailing Address: 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Thank you for your desire to support the mission & ministries of Faith through your financial stewardship.
A person’s relationship to God is closely correlated to their money habits, particularly their choices about giving to the church. Money decisions are faith decisions. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
Make a recurring or one-time gift using your bank account or credit/debit card. If you prefer, we can enroll you in Simply Giving. Contact the church office for details.
Online giving is a safe and easy way to support Faith Lutheran Church. You can schedule new gifts at any time and modify or cancel gifts prior to the date they are scheduled. You can also view your contribution history.
Place your check or cash in the offering during any service. You can also place offerings in the secure drop box outside the church office.
Appreciated securities (stocks, mutual funds, bonds) donated to Faith may provide significant tax benefits to the donor. Gifts of securities may need additional time to process. Plan ahead to make sure transfers are completed by the end of the tax year. Contact the church office to arrange a gift.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Faith every time you shop on Amazon.com, at no cost to you.
Thrivent Choice is a member advised charitable giving program.
Scrip is an easy fundraiser where all you do is purchase gift cards to earn a rebate for Faith. The gifts cards are exactly the same as those you would buy at the store, but Faith makes money off each transaction while you get full value on your purchased cards. You may complete and drop off an order form on Sunday morning at the SCRIP table or during the week in the church office. You may also order online.
Faith is one of 113 churches, mission starts and institutions in the St Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Benevolence from Faith and other churches supports the synod mission of growing in faith and trusting in Jesus Christ. Living out our identity as Lutherans, we recognize we are grasped by grace and are free to devote our energy to being church in a way that is rooted in tradition and open to experimentation.
We encourage our children and youth to practice financial stewardship by including them in decisions about where to give funds they donate. This may include organizations such as Feed My Starving Children, local pet shelters or World Vision.
Reaching out to touch the lives of those in need of Christ's love is an honor and privilege. We are committed to maintaining an outward focus using a portion of all general gifts to Faith to bless those beyond our congregation through local, national and world-wide mission efforts.
When Faith receives a planned legacy gift to the general operation of the church OR when Faith conducts a capital campaign, we tithe 10% to mission grants. Anyone from the Faith community can apply for grants. Grants are awarded to projects that serve others and are relational in nature.
Our Endowment Fund provides grants to outreach that enhances the charitable, educational and religious missions of the church. Grants are awarded to new ministries within Faith, community and state outreach, and missions of the ELCA in the USA and worldwide.
Groups within Faith may choose to raise funds for varied causes. This may include groups such as local food shelves, special needs of the school district, Lakes Center for Youth & Families and more.