What We Believe
For centuries, followers of Jesus have considered themselves “stewards” of God’s good gifts. By “stewards” we mean good and faithful managers of resources gifted to us by God to use for a period of time. Jesus taught that our lives should be a blessing to others and that what we do with our resources, especially our time, skills and money, really does matter.
We believe that God’s grace and loving kindness is generously demonstrated in a beautiful, resource-filled creation that provides our needs. We must show forth our thanks for God’s generosity with our own generous sharing of our time, skills and financial resources.
What We Practice
We unapologetically encourage our members to give generously to fund our church’s mission and ministry, to care for the poor and vulnerable in our midst, and to support other worthy non-profit organizations that bring life and joy to the world.
As a community of faith, our church’s financial policy mandates that Lakewood Presbyterian Church gives away 10% of its annual income in support of other non-profit organizations that are blessing God’s people locally, nationally and globally.
Our church’s financial resources are protected by strong internal controls and are overseen by a dedicated group of members who ensure that financial policies and ethics are strictly followed.
How to Give at LPC
If you would like to support the mission and ministry of Lakewood Presbyterian Church, you can do so in a number of ways:
You can make a safe and secure online contribution that we have arranged through the Presbyterian Foundation. LPC receives 98% of your gift; 2% is retained to cover the Foundation’s expenses for this safe and secure online giving service.
You can also send a check! Make it out to LPC and send to Financial Secretary, Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 14502 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. Note: if you want your gift in memory or in honor of someone, please provide the necessary information to ensure accurate records.
Several people like to give appreciated stock because of potential federal income tax advantages. Contact Sara Gresh, our Financial Secretary, at 216.226.0514 ext. 11, for more information.