Financial giving is an important aspect of worship for the Christian and we encourage generous giving to Lion and Lamb Church and to other areas of God’s work as the normal practice of Jesus’ followers.
We don’t take collections during our services, but provide boxes for giving in the main lobby and in the lower level near the kitchen.
The Church supports one elder full time through designated giving (Mike Halpin’s monthly support is the cumulative amount of what individuals and families designate from their giving for his family’s support). The Church also supports a full-time, salaried staff elder (Larry Stuart), and a part time Administrative Assistant (PattiAnn Weinkauf).
The Church has always operated “in the black” on an annual basis and has no debt. We work diligently to be wise and generous with the support God brings to the Church, aware that we answer to the Lord and the Church for these finances. Though the amounts vary at any given time, we traditionally re-invest approximately 20% of Church income to targeted ministries and individuals, locally, nationally and internationally, in order to invest in those spheres of life in which we understand God is most concerned. Areas of regular ministry support include missions and evangelism, aid to the suffering Church, orphan support, rescue mission and Pro-life groups.
Ministries that we support financially:
- Care Net
- Lifeline Childrens Services (formerly Caring Pregnancy Options)
- Makers and Means International
- Young Life