Give an Offering

God loves a cheerful giver. He's not interested in forced giving, nor does He require it. He seeks grateful hearts ready to abandon all for God to provide for even greater needs.

Currently, we have three ways of collecting offering.

1) In person. When you come to the church, use the envelope labeled 'LJL Church' and place it in the wooden basket at the back of the sanctuary.

2) Venmo. This allows for no-fee payments, but Venmo may set limits. You can make the payment to '@ljlchurch'

3) Paypal. This allows for many methods of payment including credit cards. A percentage fee is taken by Paypal.

But I want it to be a willing gift, not one given grudgingly. Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous (You will always be given more so you can continue to give). And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. -2Corinthians 9:5-14