Giving Opportunities

Your Will and Your Family

You are a witness to the Gospel during your lifetime. Your day-to-day decisions stem from the roots of your faith. In the same way, your will and long-term financial plan can become testimonies of faith that care for your loved ones and continue beyond your lifetime to nurture and sustain future generations.

People of all ages need a will to plan for the protection of their families and to distribute their assets according to their wishes. Your will can be a stewardship vehicle that allows you to:

  • Plan for the future of your loved ones.
  • Name guardians for your minor children.
  • Express your faith through support for people and ministries important to you.
  • Witness to the power of the Gospel through support to any ministry of the Church.

The ELCA Foundation can provide a number of helpful tools that you and your attorney can use in making your estate plan; they include:

  • Brochures, including Why Do I Need a Will? and Take the Test: What Will Your Legacy Be?
  • Notes for My Friends and Family, a workbook to record important information, including assets and the location of documents pertaining to your estate
  • Will Workbook, a document designed to assist you in compiling information needed for estate planning
  • “A Christian Preamble” that can be included in your will as a statement of your faith.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: please call the ELCA FOUNDATION, 800-638-3522, ext. 2970 or visit this Web site:

Thrivent Choice

If you are an investor with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, you may direct your Choice Dollars to benefit the Kogudus Renewal Ministry.  Please take a few moments to call 1-800-847-4836 or log into to update your selections.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Kogudus is now offering our faithful givers the convenience of automated donations.  You can establish a set amount to be transferred from your account into the Kogudus funds on a monthly basis…no more checks or stamps or keeping track of receipts; you will be mailed a contribution statement at the end of the year for tax purposes.  If you are interested inusing this service, contact the Administrative Assistant at


By Check

You can mail your support to Kogudus Renewal Ministry, 1326 1st Ave North #17, Great Falls, MT  59401.  You will receive acknowledgement and a receipt for your tax records.

Donate Online

This utility is in the process of being installed on the website.