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)

  • 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.

  • Donate Online

    Support the mission of Jordan online using the secure Online Giving Page and use the "Quick Give" tab to donate to Jordan Lutheran Church without a login. Or select "First Time" to create an account login. You can select to give to the General Budget or to the Future Growth Fund.

  • 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 ( 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.

For Such a Time as This

In June of 2015 our congregation agreed to target raising $150,000 so that we would be positioned to minister to those neighbors that the LORD graciously draws into our midst and among our community. As we plan for our future and growing ministry in this area these funds will help to bring the date closer when the congregation can have a more permanent base to minister to those neighbors arriving as well as to the many families and individuals serving beside us today. When the money is raised the congregation will have the financial resources needed to engage formal discussions on creating a future ministry setting for everyone at Jordan.

The campaign is based upon the Old Testament story of Esther. As the people of God are challenged and in fear for their future, Esther, who has become queen, is asked by Mordecai to recognize that her position can be used to further the plans the LORD has for His people. Mordecai tells Esther God will provide for his people yet it may be that she has been brought to this moment with the opportunity to lead “For Such a Time as This”.

"For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14 ESV)

At Jordan we have been blessed since our launch in 2009 and positioned in Beaver Creek Cinemas in the midst of our community. This setting has made us a congregation willing to worship throughout the community and so we are presented with a similar question as the one raised to Esther. We understand that God’s Kingdom will continue to move forward however we believe that we have been uniquely placed in our community for such a time as this to prepare a place for us and for our new neighbors.

As the campaign got underway we began with $45,000 which was saved over the previous years. This savings is signified by the trunk of a tree. Every time $1,000 is raised we will add another hand to the tree as a reminder that the dollars raised represent future ministry potential. It is through the hands of those generous people who give today that Jordan will provide Gospel teaching and outreach to us and our community for years to come.

Donations to this campaign are to be designated as “Future Growth Fund”. When we reach the goal of $150,000 the congregation will begin the formal work of considering how we can best minister to our community for the coming years. How our future growth will look will be formed by the shape of our community an area that is changing in dynamic and exciting ways every month.

How Do I Give to the For Such a Time as This campaign?
Donations can be made by writing "Future Growth" and specifying the donation amount in the "Special Designation" section on your weekly envelopes. You can continue to use one check written out to Jordan Lutheran Church for both your offerings and campaign contributions. The amount designated with "Future Growth" will be earmarked for the For Such a Time as This campaign while the remaining check amount will continue to go into the general fund of the church.