Thank you for your interest in supporting the work and mission of Ipswich Lutheran Church.
Your financial support and generosity is making a difference. We believe in the power of generosity, what it does for the individual doing the giving, and for the purpose that the giving supports.
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)
There are a number of ways to give to Ipswich Lutheran Church:
By Cash or Cheque
Cheques (made out to Ipswich Lutheran Church) or cash can be given at any weekend worship experience by simply placing the cash or cheque into the offering plate, or send it to us via mail (cheque only) to Ipswich Lutheran Church, 32 Roderick Street, QLD, 4305.
Text to Give
Just text the word ‘give’ to the following number (depending on your worship centre) and follow the prompts to give. Once set-up, just text the amount you would like to give to the same number. If you make a mistake, just text ‘refund’ and the amount will be returned to you.
Bethany Worship Centre: 0427 516 146
St. John’s Worship Centre: 0451 266 283
Grace Worship Centre: 0451 266 875
Just select (in the drop-down box) which Worship Centre you would like to give towards, and then click ‘GIVE’.
Regular Electronic Giving
(REG for short) allows for a specific dollar amount to be automatically deducted from a cheque or savings account. You can set this up as a recurring gift. REG is not only easy, but safe, secure and completely anonymous. A REG form can be downloaded here: REG Form Please ring the Parish Office 07 3202 4035 during office hours (9am – 4pm Monday to Friday) to obtain the details of the account being credited. For more info on REG – download this short brochure.
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 download our Every Blessing Brochure, 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 incomce 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.