Watch this short video to learn how to give online in minutes!

We use the commercial banking transaction provider "Stripe". Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Our preferred method for giving is to use ACH, since the transaction fees for this are significantly lower than using a credit or debit card. To give with ACH (direct withdrawal), you will need your checking account number and routing number found on the bottom of your checks. 

To give via credit or debit card, you will just need to have the card in front of you to enter the appropriate information. 

We are currently in the process of adding Apple Pay to our giving options and this should be available soon. 

Please contact our Director of Operations, Tracy Schar who will be happy to assist you. 

If you choose ACH (checking withdrawal) automated giving you will be asked to login to your bank account with PLAID. This is a 3rd party industry standard banking service that will not share your banking information with Zumbro or any other entity other than our online giving provider. Using PLAID is secure and confidential. 

How to switch your giving from Realm/Vanco to Church Center

We have switched our church database and giving provider, and are requesting that all recurring gifts be done through the new platform. Making this change will allow us to take advantage of a significant cost savings on transaction fees and database costs!  

  • 1. Cancel Realm/Vanco giving

    Click the envelope icon to the left to send a message to Tracy letting us know that you would like to cancel your old recurring gift and ask any additional questions. 

  • 2. Signup for a new recurring donation through Church Center

    Click the heart to the left to create a new one time or recurring gift through Church Center. 

Give Online

Online giving allows you to make an immediate contribution, schedule a single contribution, or schedule regular contributions from your checking or savings account or credit card. You will also be able to view your giving history.  Online giving is secure and confidential. 

IRA/Stock Gifts

There are two ways to make a donation of stock or securities: through an electronic transfer authorization or physical delivery. To ensure that we can acknowledge your gift for income tax purposes, please complete this form and notify Tracy Schar in advance of the transmittal.

Planned Giving

Learn about how estate and other gift planning tools can financially support Zumbro Lutheran as well as provide important financial planning strategies for you and your family. Leave a legacy that lasts and goes on to make a difference! Contact Tracy Schar for more information.