Have you ever wished that giving to your congregation was an easier process? Even if your congregation has implemented online giving, you may have found yourself wanting to be able to give at any time, from anywhere.

Thanks to the ELCA’s new vendor partnership, you can. ELCA members can now give in seconds using a suite of online, mobile and text tools from Tithe.ly.

Innovative giving

With Tithe.ly’s free mobile giving app, members can donate with one tap. You can designate a gift to one or more funds in a single transaction, or schedule regular automated giving (e.g., weekly, biweekly, monthly). With text giving, users can give directly to their congregations through a dedicated number.


ELCA members can now give in seconds using a suite of online, mobile and text tools from Tithe.ly.


Tithe.ly can work with every ELCA congregation. Its donation forms are integrated into congregations’ websites instead of sending donors to third-party sites. Donors have the option to make one-time or recurring gifts, and to give with or without an account. Giving forms can also be customized to collect contact information to send an email confirmation for every gift.

If you serve as your congregation’s administrator, detailed reporting makes it easy to verify transactions. You’ll receive weekly (or monthly) summary reports, and you’ll have access to analytical tools that help you monitor giving trends.

You can also turn any laptop or tablet with an internet browser and Wi-Fi into a kiosk that allows for quick and easy giving that can be set up anywhere. Donors can immediately receive a gift receipt via email.

Special pricing

The ELCA has negotiated special pricing for congregations that sign up to use Tithe.ly—more than 25 percent off its regular processing fees. A bonus rebate for gifts made through ELCA Federal Credit Union credit and debit cards is also available.

Learn more and sign up.

John Potter
John G. Potter is a content editor of Living Lutheran.

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