We believe that giving is an act of worship and thanksgiving to God. Tithes and offerings that are directed to Emmanuel are invested in our God-given mission here in the Shoreview area and are also used to support the work of our partners around the world.

We’re more than a bit obsessive when it comes to financial stewardship and accountability. Our members vote on our budget, our staff works hard to maximize every dollar, and all of our Elders receive monthly financial reports from an outside firm.

Ways to Give

Online Giving

Online giving is quickly becoming our most popular option for tithes and offerings. It’s simple, it’s secure, and you can make a one-time gift or set up a regular giving plan.

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On Site Giving

If you prefer to present your tithes and offerings as part of your Sunday Worship experience, we provide offering envelopes in our Sunday morning bulletins. Simply place your offering envelope in one of the secure mailboxes near the entrance to the Worship Center before or after the service.

Mail

We lease an office in Shoreview and contributions can be mailed to: Emmanuel Covenant Church, Attn: Finance, 513 Tanglewood Drive, Shoreview, MN 55126.

Non-cash Giving

Emmanuel is able to receive stocks, bonds, and mutual funds – either as current gifts or as planned gifts as a portion of your estate. Contact our Operations Lead, Bekah Backman for details.

What’s a “tithe” and why do so many churches reference it?

A tithe (10% of our income) is a frequently referenced starting point when it comes to faithful giving. It appears primarily in the Old Testament portion of the Bible[1], but the practice is affirmed by Jesus in Matthew 23:23.

The Bible teaches that we are stewards who have been entrusted with God’s resources[2]. God’s people are expected to offer God our first and our best[3].

The emphasis in Scripture is to treat everything as God’s property and to hold nothing back when God asks[4]. Presenting tithes and offerings is a means by which we demonstrate the sincerity of our faith[5].

  • [1] Leviticus 27:30-32; Deuteronomy 12:6-17; Deuteronomy 26:1-19; 2 Chronicles 31:6; Nehemiah 13:12; Malachi 3:10
  • [2] Deuteronomy 10:14; Psalm 16:2; Psalm 24:1; 1 Chronicles 29:14
  • [3] Exodus 23:19; Deuteronomy 15:19; 17:1; 26:2; Nehemiah 10:35; Malachi 1:8
  • [4] Matthew 19:16-30; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-37
  • [5] 2 Corinthians 8:8
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