When you choose to give to support the ministries of St. Luke's, you are giving to life transformation, inclusive ministry work, local outreach, and so much more!

Your generosity is impacting lives right here in Indianapolis and around the world!

Planned Giving & Endowments

PlannedGivingIndy.jpgIf you are 72 or older this year and you own a traditional IRA, you will need to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) before the end of the year. If you don’t need some or all of this income, you may want to consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to St. Luke’s, thereby reducing your taxable income and helping St. Luke’s fulfill its mission. Certain rules must be followed in order to take advantage of this tax break, including:

  1. The QCD from your IRA must go directly to the church.
  2. Private foundations and donor-advised funds are not eligible for the tax-free IRA distributions. St. Luke’s is eligible and regularly receives such gifts each year.
  3. The maximum tax-free distribution is $100,000 a year per person. If you are married and you each have an IRA, you can give up to $200,000 a year.
  4. You pay no income tax on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
  5. The gift can satisfy all or part of the Required Minimum Distribution for the year.

For those who are 72 and older, making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from a traditional IRA is one of the best ways to give. It is also a great way to help St. Luke’s fulfill its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

A charitable rollover from your IRA to St. Luke’s needs to be made before you make any direct IRA distribution to yourself. Thus, now is a good time to decide how you wish to use your RMD for 2023.  If you have questions or would like more information, please call David Heetland, Pastor of Planned Giving and Stewardship, at 317.399.6202.

Give Online

Use Pushpay to give online, schedule recurring giving, give to specific missions or categories, and manage your giving history.


In-Person Giving

Financial gifts can be given on Sunday mornings in the gathering areas outside of each worship space or in the church office during regular business hours.

Non-Cash Gifts

If you would like to donate stocks, bonds, precious metals, vehicles or any other assets, please contact our business office.


Why We Give

At St. Luke’s we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing these gifts to grow His kingdom. Through tithes and offerings, we are able to show in a tangible way our love for God and our community. Each year, we ask our members to pledge for the coming year in support of our church's ministry and mission, as an opening community of Christians helping people find and give hope in Jesus Christ. 

We give for many reasons but ultimately annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips, community service, and building and operational needs. We are grateful to be in ministry together, with you, our community.

2023 Budget
2022 Annual Report
2022 Giving Guide


As Christians we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing those gifts for Kingdom work. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors. Pray about giving regularly to God's ministry and mission through St. Luke's with a goal of tithing 10% of your annual income. 

A pledge is an individual or family’s annual commitment to the church of their tithes and offerings in support of our church’s ministry and mission.

Annual pledges support all we do at St. Luke's. This includes funding worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips, community service, building and operational needs, and paying our staff. We plan our ministry and mission through St. Luke's by relying on your financial pledges to develop next year’s budget.

Fill out your annual pledge card during our Stewardship series in November. As a congregation, we will express our gratitude to God and present our cards, representing our commitment to God’s ministry through our church.

Look at your pledge as your promise to pay. You will be able to specify when and how often you are able to pay on your pledge card or when you pledge electronically.

If your circumstances change and you need to decrease, or you would like to increase your pledge, you may call the Finance Department at (317) 846-3404 and modify your pledge at any time. This helps ensure our records are accurate.

One-time gifts are simple to set up using a debit or credit card, or from a bank account.

Recurring gifts can be set up on a schedule that works for you and provide flexibility to track and manage your giving. 

Appreciated stock or qualified charitable distributions are also giving options. See more information here or contact the Finance Department for more information.

For questions or help with your financial giving, please email the Finance Department or call them at (317) 846-3404.