Why we give – Your donation is an investment in changing lives.

Words that support our core value of generosity are Service, we want to share our time and energy in ways that model the Way of Jesus (John 13:1-8). Offering – at this church, we bring our offerings forward and place them in the baskets before the altar (Matthew 5:24). This is what Jesus asked us to do, and what the ancient church practiced.  It is by doing this, we are not only bringing our financial gifts forward, but ourselves, as this is what God really wants – us. God wants our hurts, our brokenness and our joy and elation we bring this to the altar along with our prayers.  Tithes – God said, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” (Malachi 3:10 NLT).  The true meaning of Tithe is to give 10% of your income to the church, which means back to God. We realize this may be difficult to do, or even accept, but this is a Spiritual practice that we can strive to achieve.  Many people who do this realize the abundant blessings that come from the practice of generosity (2 Corinthians 9:11).  As a church, we want to share our time, financial gifts, talents and service with God, each other, and the community and world.

Ways to Give

Online via PayPal – St. Stephen is now able to accept PayPal for tithing! Visit www.PayPal.com.
Once you are logged in, select “Send” and type the SSUMC email as follows: DonationsSSUMC@gmail.com

In Person – During Sunday services or come by the church office

By Mail – St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 101 St. Stephen Ln, Troy, MO 63379


We are grateful for your contribution to the ministries of St. Stephen