At Redeemer, we understand sharing from the resources with which God has blessed us to be an act of faithful discipleship. We seek to give proportionately from the first fruits of what we have been given. As a congregation, we act out of the same conviction, giving from what we have been given to support outreach efforts beyond our doors.
Give Online – You may give one-time or set up a recurring gift through our website. You are in control of any changes to your giving — which funds you give to, how much and when you give.
Give+ App – Download the Give+ App on your mobile device and search for Redeemer Lutheran Church in Indianola, Iowa. You may donate directly from your mobile device, identifying the funds you want to give to and determining how much and when you give.
Check/Cash – Write a check, give cash in your offering envelope or direct a gift out of your checking account, donor-advised fund or family trust. Make that gift your offering to God in a worship service, or by mailing or bringing it to the church.
By giving generously we enact our trust in God, confident that God will always provide sufficiently for our needs. Our generous giving is an act of worship of the God who blesses us beyond measure. Sharing from what we have been given is a way of faithful living, marking out for us a journey of faith in which we follow Jesus. Giving is an act of discipleship, through which we grow closer to the one who is ever close to us.
You may also give through…
Qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD): A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from the IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying the RMD for the year, as long as certain rules are met.
Gifts of Appreciated Property: Members who have appreciated stocks or mutual funds, or even personal property, may donate directly to Redeemer and enjoy added tax benefits by avoiding capital gains. Contact the church for more details.
Bequest: Members can make the ultimate gift by including Redeemer in their estate plans. Whether through a bequest in their will or by designating Redeemer as a beneficiary of a life insurance plan, these gifts can be transformational to the church.
Thrivent Choice: Members of Thrivent who have the appropriate balance in their account may designate gifts to the church. The church accumulates these funds in an account, the expenditure of which is designated by the Council.
Corporate Matching: Some businesses or organizations match donations while others provide cash gifts for volunteer hours. Check with your employer to see if you qualify.
“Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:7-8