Stewardship

Our Vision for Stewardship Ministry

Guided by God’s grace, we are inspired to share grace, gratitude and generosity with others
While giving of our time and talents may sometimes be the easiest, scripture also asks us to give of our blessings. These would include our financial resources.


It is helpful to think of these financial resources in three ways:

Giving from their regular income
Giving from special or unexpected income
Giving from gifts, inheritance or accrued assets over time

Faith Response

Every year Atonement invites friends and members to reflect on God’s blessings in their life. With gratitude and generosity, each household is invited to participate in our ministry by making a Faith Response in support of the ministries in and through Atonement.

We encourage households to practice first fruits and proportionate giving. This means give a portion from the first income you receive each month and strive to grow toward a tithe, to a tithe and beyond a tithe as you have been blessed. You can make a Faith Response at any time using the link below.

Where does your money go?

The General Fund

This supports ongoing ministry including worship, education, fellowship and service.

Special Giving

This may include projects like Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Feed the Need Food Drives, the Church Library and more.

Festival Music

During the year there are festivals that bring to light talented artists, choirs musicians, creative thinkers and technicians. These festivals are enhanced by your donations.

Youth Mission

Children, Youth and Family ministries are important at Atonement and to the future church. Special events and trips provide an opportunity to love, shape, mold and grow faithful followers of Jesus. Your specific donations provide more opportunities to grow in faith and do God’s work.

Atonement Church Foundation

Donations and gifts to this foundation help to serve the mission of Atonement. Interest on the principle has been used to fund projects, events and seminary students inside and outside the congregation.

Wills, Trusts, Insurance, Estate Plans

You can keep making an impact in this world beyond the years you are blessed to be alive. If you would like to consider a legacy gift related to your concerns, passions, and issues that touch your heart, please contact Pastor Zac or Dennis Allerheiligen.

Planning Beyond Our Lives

An estate plan can include both concerns for your children or other family members and the causes or ministries that you highly value. If you would like to consider supporting Atonement or other ELCA ministries beyond your lifetime, one approach is to work with the ELCA Foundation.
The Gift Planner for our synod is Stephen Phelps
314.703.6949

Indirect Ways of Giving

Thrivent Financial
For friends and members who have an account with Thrivent Financial Services, you may be eligible to designate a gift to Atonement each year.
Simply go to the link below and follow instructions. Designate Atonement Lutheran Church, Overland Park, KS, as the recipient and follow instructions.
Amazon Smile
When you shop on Amazon use the following link:
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization (Atonement Lutheran Church, Overland Park, KS) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Your selection will be remembered, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Atonement Lutheran Church. Further instructions and questions are located here
Round Up App
This app will round up any purchase you make on a selected card to the nearest dollar and send that money to Atonement Lutheran Church. An example might be if you buy a sandwich for $3.65, your card will be charged $4.00 with the $.35 being sent to us, with some fees applied.