Generosity at Trinity
WHY CHRISTIANS GIVE
First it must be said that Christians believe that everything is owned by God in the first place, and that we are simply managers of his resources, called to direct them toward that which aligns with his will. (Psalm 24:1)
Secondly, Christians trust that God has generously given us His son, Jesus, and through Him has already met our deepest needs.
In light of these truths Jesus himself makes it clear to his followers that spirituality and generosity are inseparable. (Luke 6:38)
Likewise God has ordered the world in such a way that He works through the sacrifice and generosity of His people to meet the needs of others and, in particular, to fuel the mission of His church.
When such spiritually connected generosity gets lived out the end results are beautiful. Entire communities are blessed, the local church is well equipped, and the Christian giver glorifies God who delights in our willingness to give toward the needs of others and to depend deeply upon Him. (2 Cor. 9:7; Malachi 3:10)
WHAT CHRISTIANS GIVE
For thousands of years Christians have talked about two ways to give within the local church. The first is a "tithe" and the other is an "offering."
TITHE is an ancient word which simply means, "tenth" reflecting the belief that giving should be proportionate to what God has entrusted us with, that it should be planned, and that it should be offered consistently. At Trinity, we encourage households to grow into the "90/10" principle, living off of 90% of what God has entrusted to you and tithing back 10% toward the life of the local church.
OFFERINGS are gifts given specifically, over-and-above a tithe, to special projects or endeavors. An example of an offering would be a gift given to a local charity as an expression of your faith, or an over-and-above gift designated for a special campaign or new ministry effort within Trinity.
HOW TO GIVE
GIVE ONLINE: It's secure, it's simple, and it ensures consistent giving. [Coming Soon]
Trinity can receive monetary gifts online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) or by withdrawal from your bank account. Likewise you can choose to give a one-time gift or establish a recurring gift at an interval of your choosing. To give online fill out the form below and follow the simple instructions. An online account is required; this enables us to send you and end-of-year tax receipt, and allows you to manage and monitor your giving.
GIVE IN PERSON | Bring cash or check to any of our Sunday gatherings or swipe your card at our Information Center.
Simply drop your gift in the offering basket or use one of our provided envelopes. To receive an end-of-year tax receipt, please be sure to always include your full name and address on your envelope or check. To Swipe your card, simply come to our information center and give through our square app.
GIVE BY MAIL | Mail a check to 2194 SE Minter Bridge Rd Hillsboro, OR 97123.
Make out your check to "Trinity Lutheran Church." If you wish to give to a specific fund or ministry, please make a note on the memo line.