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“Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand” (1 Chronicles 29:14).

Jesus gives us so much—our faith, loved ones, homes, finances—how do we manage it all to his glory? WELS Ministry of Christian Giving encourages members to excel in the grace of giving and provides free assistance in managing earthly blessings in thanks to God.

“Our Savior cheerfully served us as he endured the cross for our sins,” says Rev. Kurt Lueneburg, WELS director of Christian Giving. “Prompted by his love, we cheerfully give God our gifts for his work. That’s why everything produced by WELS Ministry of Christian Giving—stewardship-focused programs, resources, and worship services— encourages a joyful response to God’s incredible love for us in Jesus Christ. It’s a wonderful privilege to help God’s people give to the Lord for ministries that touch their hearts!”

WELS Ministry of Christian Giving works through direct mailings and other media to keep congregations and members informed about the work of our synod and the support needed to carry out our efforts as well as expand into new areas of opportunity. “As you pray, make a gift, or volunteer, you’re serving Jesus and advanc¬ing his gospel mission,” says Lueneburg.

If you need help managing your blessings and carrying out charitable goals, a WELS Christian giving counselor can walk you through such things as ensuring your minor children are cared for and writing or updating your will or estate plan.

A variety of gift options are available through WELS Foundation, a subsidiary of WELS, to allow you to support your congregation, synod, and other WELS ministries according to your life situation. Christian giving counselor Rev. David Waege shares one example: “One creative couple working in agri-business was able to direct proceeds from a crop into a donor advised fund where the money wouldn’t be taxed. They could then make distributions to various WELS ministries according to their wishes. The tax savings has allowed them to generously increase their offerings. Needless to say, these donors are very pleased.”

Go to www.wels.net/christian-giving to learn more about WELS Ministry of Christian Giving. Make a gift at WELS’ mobile-optimized donation site, www.wels.net/give. Call 800-827-5482 to be connected to your local WELS Christian giving counselor.