The Giving Principle

The message we hear today is “Get.” As in “Get all you can.” As in “Get it while you can.” You might say that most of us live by the “Getting” principle. And we falsely believe that the more we get the higher quality of life we have.
 Life as a Christ-follower is just the opposite. God tells us that the more we give, the more life we experience.


Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves…that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Tim 6:18-19)


Why is that? It’s because money’s lure, coupled with our brokenness, leads to a life of hoarding. Hoarding money will not buy us freedom in life - it actually buys us slavery to possessions. Today, Jordan's sets aside 12% of the weekly collection to support planting new churches, training and sending missionaries and pastors and caring for those following a disaster nationally and globally. As a congregation, we aim to be a model of sharing God's blessings to those in need.


The members of Jordan Lutheran Church seek to live our lives in response to the unconditional love of God. Empowered by God's love manifested in Jesus  ever since our congregation originated in 2009, we have dedicated the first 10% of our weekly offering to partnership agencies, ministries and missionaries. Currently, Jordan sets aside 12% each week. This 12% includes a 10% tithe of what is received weekly as well as an additional 2% offering.


Modeling first fruit giving is at the core of who we desire to be and we pray that you will be encouraged by this pattern of giving and adopt it in your own life. First fruit giving is not mandated by Christ for salvation it is freely given just as we have freely received salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul spoke to the church in Corinth in his second letter encouraging cheerful giving.


Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8 ESV)

Other Ways to Give


  • Weekly in Worship

    Envelopes are provided for those who would like this tool to track their regular giving. 


    Contact the office (919) 303-1613 if you would like to receive a set of envelopes for the year.


  • Recurring Giving

    If you would like to set up a recurring gift from a bank account, you can complete the following form and submit it to the Jordan office (1031 Pemberton Hill Rd, Suite 202, Apex, NC 27502. There is no cost to you for this service and no percentage of your gift is subtracted. This service is provided as a free ministry benefit from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. Complete a Joyful Response Enrollment form today.

  • Jordan's Endowment Fund

    Jordan has an endowment fund which exists to support the ministry of the congregation. Special gifts can be made to this fund at any time marking them as a donation to the 'Jordan Endowment Fund'. Online donations to Jordan's Endowment Fund can be made using Lutheran Legacy Foundation.

Where does Jordan's tithe go?

Missionary and Pastoral Formation

Our 12% tithe and offering currently offers quarterly financial support to two missionary families in the Dominican Republic. Funds also foster the development of future pastors and missionaries at Missouri Synod (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne).


Care of Creation
Care for creation is not limited merely to missionary support. Our love of neighbor extends to those faced with great challenges following a disaster or crisis. A portion of our tithe and offerings are earmarked toward Lutheran World Relief for international disaster response and sustainable development work and LCMS Disaster Response for a national crisis. Support is given annually to insure those agencies are ready to respond at any hour.


Congregational Support and Growth
Jordan also supports the corporate efforts of the Southeastern District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (www.se.lcms.org). There are over 200 congregations in our region that together work to proclaim the active presence of God in this world. To help provide support for the launch of new churches 1% of our weekly offering is set aside for future mission churches. Jordan received similar support from area congregations and we are committed to providing resources to new church starts. Our congregation understands the importance of living out the meaning of being in a Synod, a term that means "walking together". We have been blessed by the support of God’s people over the years and are eager to see where the LORD will lead us in the future.