Why We Give
Jesus calls us to live a life of generous discipleship. We aspire to Outrageous Generosity: sacrificial living that puts the needs of others ahead of self. We recognize no real spiritual growth can occur in our lives until we surrender every part of our lives, including our money and possessions. As his followers, Jesus expects us to be sacrificial in our giving, reflecting his ways in the things we do, the places we go and the choices we make.
Other Ways to Give
We make giving easy and provide several options for donating. Choose the method that works for you and start partnering with us to connect people to the love of Christ. You can make a one time gift or establish a pattern of regular giving.
Gifts are received at all worship services and offering envelopes will be available. (We provide envelopes for both Embrace Louisville gifts and gifts to our general fund.) You may place your donation in the trays as they are passed or bring your offering forward during communion.
Our administrative team is happy to receive your gifts, as well. You may drop your donation off in the front office, in the lockbox outside the office, or return it in the mail to:
500 North Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40243
Church members may choose to donate stock to fulfill their annual giving commitment or their Embrace campaign pledge. Members may find it is favorable for income tax purposes to donate appreciated stock. Of course, members should first consult with their tax or investment professionals for advice. To learn more, contact Sherry Moak.
You can become a Legacy Endowment Disciple by making the decision to include the church your estate planning. The Legacy Endowment Fund supports three areas of ministry that are vital to our future: our mission in the world, our support for children and youth, and our support of our property and grounds. If you would like more information, download our Legacy Endowment Fund brochure. To learn more, contact Sherry Moak.
Many in Louisville are hurting. They live without hope. They struggle with desperate need. We want to devote our time and resources to meeting those needs and to encouraging those people. That’s why we’ve launched Embrace Louisville, a three-year effort to eliminate our church debt and invest more in our city. Put Middletown's money and energy where it belongs--in the community.
Your giving makes ministry at Middletown possible – resourcing missions in the community and the world, providing salaries for our ministry and support staff, resourcing life-changing ministries, and maintaining our beautiful campus. Ten percent of all general fund giving goes to support ministries and partnership efforts outside the church, in the community and in the world.
All gifts received go directly to the general fund, unless a different designation is noted. Gifts to the Embrace Louisville capital campaign will be received through 2018 and applied directly to reduce the church’s debt. Embrace gifts can be made online, or using the orange envelopes provided in the pew racks at weekend worship.
Designated gifts for other purposes are accepted as well. For more information about designated gifts, contact Sherry Moak.
Giving statements are mailed to donors 2-3 times a year, along with an annual statement of giving mailed in January. Electronic giving statements are also provided periodically to those with an active email account.