Why We Give
The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving. When we give the first fruit to the church, we put God first in our lives. Generosity is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.
God provides for the ministry of St Matthew through your generosity. We honor your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of St Matthew remains beyond reproach.
It’s simple and secure. You can give a single gift or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit, or credit card. Get started here.
For enhanced security, you’ll verify your identity with your cell phone number.
Text giving uses industry-leading security to protect your personal information, and is never charged to your phone bill.
To text a donation after the one-time registration, you can give immediately without having to re-enter any of your information. Simply text the desired amount and the fund keyword to 16169208017.
Ex: 250 tithe for $250.00 to the Tithe fund.
“I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.”
Philemon 1:6 (NLT)
Other ways to give…
Give in Person
You can give in person at any worship service. Giving envelopes are available at services in both the sanctuary and Family Life Center.
Electronic Bill Pay
Set up St Matthew as an automatic payment from your checking account through your bank’s automatic bill pay. Contact your bank or financial institution for details.
Mail a Check
St Matthew Lutheran Church
5125 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546