Why to Support Your Church: 1. You believe in its mission. Do you want to have a church that continues to serve as a beacon of the love of God for hundreds of local residents? Then contribute to your local church. Do you care that we prioritize worshiping God together, growing in our faith, and participating in the life of our community? Then participate in your local church! We as a church thrive when you believe in what we are called to do: “Celebrate God Connect People.” 2. You wish to invest in our future. One of the most fun things to think about is what could we be doing next as a church. Whether it is new outreach opportunities, partnerships, ministry programs, or improvements to our building, usually the only barrier between what we could be doing next from where we are now is merely financial. It’s fun to brainstorm our future as we pray to God to show us where to go next. But do you know what makes that kind of forward-looking possible? The faithfulness of many generations of good Lutherans who believed in our church, not just for what we can do today but also what we could be doing tomorrow if we invest in what we believe. 3. You are thankful to God for your church. The single best reason to give to the church is because you are thankful. We all have so many reasons to thank God: for our health; for our family; for our work; for every new day; for his Gospel. Regardless of whether you agree with every decision your local church makes, there is a discipline to approaching your life of faith with an attitude of gratitude. Give because you are thankful to God, and because God’s blessings overflowing your life can prompt no more appropriate response than the unbridled joy of generosity.