Giving is the Christian way of life
Christian giving is prompted by the gospel and the gospel alone. Jesus Christ has given his own life to buy us back from the fear of death and slavery to sin. The kingdom of grace we are receiving from his hands shapes us into the kind of people who reflect the grace of God through our own generosity. Our giving supports the spread of the same gospel because our giving goes directly to the ministry of preaching and teaching the good news to the world around us.
Ways to give financial support
There are two ways to give financial support to the ministry of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
First, every Sunday we give worshipers the opportunity to make a gift during the public gathering of an offering. The members of Redeemer Lutheran Church have joined together to do the Lord’s work in this community. Guests and visitors are not expected to make an offering to support our ministry.
Second, we provide an online giving portal through our website and a mobile app to give friends and members of Redeemer Lutheran Church an opportunity to be the regular, cheerful givers God has called them to be.
Making the move from EasyTithe to Vanco
All members of Redeemer currently making online gifts must migrate from EasyTithe, our former giving portal, to Vanco, our new giving portal. To assist with this process we’ve provided a simple how-to guide here on our website. Click or tap the How to Switch button to visit our help page.
Common questions about online giving
Who provides online giving services for Redeemer Lutheran Church?
Vanco Payment Solutions is the exclusive online giving service provider for Redeemer Lutheran Church. All online gifts are processed through Vanco.
How do automated contributions work?
You select a payment method, start date, frequency and contribution amount. On the scheduled date(s), donations will be processed and deposited into the church bank account.
When will my contributions be processed?
Your contributions will be processed on the date(s) you authorize.
What can I use to show I made a donation?
The itemized list of electronic transactions that appear on your bank or credit card statement can be used as proof of your donations.
Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. You will receive a receipt via email, and you will also be able to view transactions in your giving history. Guest donors will receive a receipt if they choose to enter their email address when completing a donation.
How can I participate in the offering during service?
Either write “I give electronically” on the outside of an envelope or contact the church office and request an “I Give Electronically” card to drop into the offering plate.
How safe is electronic giving?
Vanco Payment Solutions meets or exceeds all industry standards to safeguard your data. To help ensure your data stays safe, Vanco leverages technology such as tokenizing card data and encrypting sensitive information for transmission and storage.
Can I cancel or place a hold on my donation?
You can cancel or suspend donations by notifying the church or by going online and signing into your account.
I made a mistake and donated the wrong amount. How can I get a refund?
Contact the church office and they will be able to credit the amount donated in error back to your account – just like when you return an item you bought at a store or online.
What payment methods can I use to donate?
Donations can be made with all major debit/credit cards currently accepted by your church. You can also give or pay using your checking or savings account.