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As part of our life in Christ, the members of Immanuel set aside a portion of their income as offerings of thanks to the Lord who gave them.

According to God's Word, our offerings are to be:

  • Set aside as firstfruits. 
    We trust in God who cares for us and put him first in our lives. We do not merely give what is left over at the end of the month.

  • In proportion to our income. 
    Whether our income is large or small, God gives us the privilege of supporting his work with our gifts. He commands us to be faithful stewards of all his blessings.

  • Given from a joyful heart. 
    What great things God has done for us, by giving his only Son to die on the cross for us! Everything we have belongs to him. 

What do my gifts do?

The offerings at Immanuel are used for a variety of purposes, all centered on the gospel of "Christ and him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2).

  • Maintenance and upkeep of our church.
    This building is God's house, and we do our best to make it a building where God's name is honored.

  • Supporting our pastor.
    God tells us to support the work of those who have given their full time to the preaching and teaching of his word. 

  • The training of new pastors and teachers.
    The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod operates a number of schools for the training of teachers and pastors to ensure that future generations may continue hearing God's word.

  • Mission work at home and abroad.
    We support the work of missionaries and the starting of new churches all around the world so that more people may hear the good news of Jesus.

Where can I learn more?

For the Bible's teaching on giving, these passages are a good place to start:

1 Corinthians 16:1-3
2 Corinthians 8,9
Malachi 3:8-12 
Mark 12:41-44 

If you have any questions, contact us.

Click the following buttons to learn more about the work our offerings support as part of our synod (WELS).