Give to support the work of YOUR Church - St. John

Jesus took generosity so seriously, that he made it his way of life.  He did not apologize for being generous and humble.  He came as a humble servant, and in his life, we have the ultimate in giving.  For Jesus there was no holding back, no reserve, and no condition.  His generosity for us was without condition.  WE have the opportunity to return that love by financially supporting the ministries of OUR church -- St. John Lutheran Church.  

Your giving at work


Why give?

As people of God, we give because God has given so much to us. We give to make an impact locally in the Cedar Valley, across the country, as well as globally through our mission efforts.


Nine Questions about Giving

Options for giving at Church

  • Giving Envelope:  Cash or a check may be tucked into a numbered giving envelope.  Envelope sets are mailed directly to your home on a bi-monthly basis for your use.  
  • Text Giving:  text your donation amount to 217-636-5370.
  • Mobile Giving:  Give by swiping your credit card at the Welcome Center.
  • Appreciated Stock:  Stocks, qualified charitable donations and other securities are a welcome gift.  At the same time that you contact your financial advisor, please contact the church Operations Manager, Kathy Duke. Provide the name of the stock or mutual fund, the number of shares, and your intentions for your gift.

Options for Giving Online

  • Online Giving: It’s easy to transfer a one-time gift or to make recurring offerings from your bank account, directly to St. John Lutheran Church. With St. John's secure giving system, in partnership with Vanco Services, you incur no fees when you give online.  You can set this up yourself or contact the church office for assistance.

  • Text Giving: text your donation amount to 217-636-5370. 

St. John Endowment Fund

The mission of the St. John Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund is to encourage Christian stewardship and to enhance the outreach ministry of the congregation by providing an orderly method for receiving and administering gifts bequeathed to the church through goodwill offerings, wills and other forms of estate planning.



  • How Your endowment gift helps:


  • Where does $ from the fund go?