Giving

At Resurrection, our theology of stewardship is focused on the joy that is found in having the life that God wants us to have. It is a perspective on giving and generosity that is faith-centered rather than needs-based, a celebration of living affirming, integrated, whole lives.

In the giving we synchronize our heart with God’s. In the giving we live our identity. In the giving we find our destiny. In the giving we discover our true peace and joy. At Resurrection, we know that your gifts of time, talent and treasure make a powerful, positive difference in our community, nation and world, and we pray that with each act of generosity the giver will discover the joy and blessing that comes into our lives when we give generously for God’s work in the world.

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What Resurrection Supports

Jesus charges his disciples to be active in mission work, beginning at home and moving to the entire world. Resurrection offers many opportunities for connections to local missions, through service, building relationships, and sharing of gifts.

We also celebrate our support of mission work through the sharing of our financial resources. For example, Resurrection supports the needs of people throughout the world and the larger church community with financial gifts to the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Gifts of nearly $50,000 are sent annually to the Synod. These gifts are then redistributed to global mission needs and ministries sponsored by the ELCA.

ELCA Ministries

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
This is the homepage of our national denomination.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod
Learn about the expression of the ELCA in Indiana and Kentucky, and the ministries that we at RLC share with 226 other congregations in our two states. Part of RLC’s benevolence support also goes to the Indianapolis Conference of ELCA congregations, which makes possible events and programs keyed to our local situation.

ELCA Global Mission
Learn more about the partners in ministry around the world whom we support with our prayers and gifts.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod Campus Ministry
Though RLC dollars are distributed to all 7 campus ministries in Indiana and Kentucky through regular benevolence to our Synod, we also have a special relationship with the campus ministry at Indiana University.

Other Ministries

In addition to the ELCA ministries above, RLC also contributes over $25,000 annually to other ministries and organizations. This financial support extends our ministry far and near.

Food for the Poor
This ecumenical charity directly feeds 2 million poor people every day. Their Christian relief services help children and the poorest of the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America with food, housing, health care, education, water projects, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance.

Dayspring Center
The Dayspring Center provides emergency shelter, clothing, and three nourishing meals each day for homeless families with children in central Indiana.

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana and Kentucky
RLC has had a long relationship with LCFS. This Indianapolis-based social service organization provides a host of programs, including adoption and foster care services, and volunteer opportunities at Lutherwood, a residential treatment center for children who are recovering from the effects of abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment.

Wheeler Mission
This non-denominational, Christian social services organization provides critically needed goods and services to homeless, poor, and needy residents of central Indiana. RLC volunteers regularly help serve meals at its downtown soup kitchen. In addition, we also provide financial support to its dozens of ministries and services.

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