Giving

"Bring the full tithe into the storehouse." 

(Malachi 3:10)

In biblical times, the full tithe is the 10% of one's income given for the work of the church.  Living Word follows this principle by giving 10% of what the church receives to charities with missions consistent with our faith.   The remainder is used to fund the ongoing expenses associated with maintaining a vibrant ministry.

Ways to Give

Some people cannot imagine giving any other way. We will  always receive offering during worship.

If you won't be in church next Sunday, or missed last weekend, you can drop your offering off at the church.

You may be able to set up your offering to be sent directly to the church, just like every other financial priority.

Living Word Lutheran Church offers a way for  people to support ministry through the website.*

PO Box 732005 

Puyallup, WA 98373

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If you need additional information or assistance, please call 253-846-1276

It is so easy to give via text message! Access instructions here.*

Giving Strategies

  • You may be able to increase giving by lowering your taxable income by using a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).   Givers over the age of 70 and 1/2 who receive a required minimum contribution are urged to consult with a tax professional about this option.  More information is available in this handout.


  • Setting up a recurring gift to the church through your bank can help you stay on track with your intended giving.


  • Do you have investments with Thrivent Financial?  Log-in to your account to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Living Word Lutheran Church.


  • If you bought a life insurance policy years ago to protect loved ones who no longer rely on you, consider making the church the beneficiary.


* Living Word Lutheran Church incurs fees for online and text giving.  Regular givers may prefer to use other methods that result in the entire gift being used for direct ministry.