Giving to Saint Stephens

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly

or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

- 2 Corinthians 9:7


Giving is a part of our worship to God. We give back from the blessings we have received. We honor our creator by the gifts we give, knowing that God is the source of those gifts. We give out of gratitude and love! 


But in addition to being a part of our worship, giving is a necessity in order for a church to exist ... in order for us to offer mission and ministry ... and hope to all who come through our doors. Your donations ensure our church is here to serve the needs of our congregation and our community. Like all churches, we incur monthly expenses for overhead, staff, and mission work. All of these things depend on contributions ... your gifts and giving ... to keep us operational. 


Here's the thing:  it's not the specific dollar amount any of us feel called to give to the mission and ministry of this congregation. The most important thing is that we all give regularly from what we've been given. It truly matters less if that amount is $1 a week, or $10 or $25 or $100. What matters most is that each of us give faithfully regularly. It is the absolute best way to keep the church financially stable and able to do the work that we do. So pray about your giving. Let yourself be guided by the Spirit. And give cheerfully.


Thank you for your faithful and regular giving. It truly does make a difference.

Electronic Giving

It has been said that you can tell nearly everything about a person by the way they spend their money. This is true. But sometimes, as humans, we are simply forgetful. We forget to bring our envelope to church, or we need to be away from church on a Sunday. There is no penalty for this. No shame for being human. It happens. You can feel free to bring your offering into the church office, mail it, or bring it with you the next Sunday.


But now we also have another option:  electronic giving. 


It's simple and easy, it makes your life easier, and it's one less thing you have to remember. Because with electronic giving, you can set up a one-time gift or schedule your giving for a specific amount each week or each month. You can even choose which funds to give to. 


Perhaps you already pay other bills online. This is the same concept. 


Electronic giving helps provide consistency and enables the church to meet our financial obligations to others in a timely manner. It's good for you, and it's good for the church.


Just click on the button below to set up electronic giving. We need to have your current email address in our church management system in order to make the link work, so if you have any difficulty, please call Tina in the church office at 715.536.7322 and she will be happy to help you or update your records as needed.


Try electronic giving online. It's safe and secure - and it's one of the easiest ways to give to our church. 

TEXT TO GIVE!  It's Fast, Easy & Convenient ... Wherever You Are

Have a "smart" cell phone? Then you can donate to Saint Stephens by sending a text. It's Simple. Here's all you need to do:


1.  Text  SaintStephens  (no spaces in between) to   73256


2.  You will get a reply message with a link. Tap the link & it will take you to a screen that lets you input:

  • The Dollar Amount you want to give (minimum of $3 per transaction for text giving).
  • The Fund you want your money to go to (by default it will go in Weekly/Pledged Giving ... the General Fund ... but you can choose any fund listed).
  • The Account Type you want to use to make your payment (Credit/Debit Card, Checking, Savings).

3.  Beneath that, you will be prompted to enter the appropriate account numbers, expiration date, and/or security information for the account you selected. Be assured this is a secure system and we at Saint Stephens will never see your account information.


4.  Check the box that says "I'm Not a Robot" and follow the instructions to verify you are not a robot. It will be a simple "human" test such as selecting some photos that meet a certain criteria.


5.  Click the GIVE button.


You will get a Thank You message with a receipt immediately following your transaction to confirm that it went through. A receipt will simultaneously be texted to your phone number and sent to the email address you entered.