Why We Give

We give in response to all that God has done for us. By giving of our time and treasures, we expand the reach of God's work: supporting our ministry at Good Shepherd; missionaries overseas; local, national, and international assistance efforts; and more. 

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give, including one-time gifts, recurring offerings, online, by text, by check, by credit card, stock and mutual fund transfers. Look below for details about these options, as well as information about giving to the general fund or to our Above & Beyond program.


Contact Business Manager Georgia Thorstenson, 703-437-5020,

Online Giving

Online giving options include EFTs (Electronic Fund Transfers) and giving by credit card.

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Text to Give

You can now contribute to Good Shepherd by text! To get started, send a text to 703-947-0916, and put the amount you would like to contribute in the text message box. Within a few minutes, you’ll receive a text with a link to register. Click the link to enter your cardholder name and debit or credit card information.

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a verification and a receipt of your donation.

For future giving, send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will be processed automatically. You can even text “repeat” to make a recurring donation.

Give by Check

You may also still make your offerings by mailing checks to:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1133 Reston Ave.
Herndon, VA 20170

Above & Beyond

Opportunities for designated giving

Gifts to the sustained Above & Beyond program are just one way for us to acknowledge our willingness to hear God's call to do even more than we can imagine and to trust in Him to provide.

These gifts my be given in celebration of a life milestone; in honor or memory of a person; to advance an area of ministry that has touched your life; or just to respond to an area of need identified by Good Shepherd's ministry teams.

God calls us to generous stewardship and the sacrificial giving of our time and our treasure. We thank God for your generosity, in advance.

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Amazon Smile

You can designate 0.5% of your Amazon purchase total to be donated to Good Shepherd through Amazon’s Smile program. Shop and select Good Shepherd (Herndon) as the recipient charity.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you are a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and eligible for the Thrivent Choice giving program, we hope you'll remember Good Shepherd when designating your Choice Dollars. The Choice Dollars we receive from Thrivent Financial provide funds for additional ministry and service opportunities.