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Cross View provides several ways to give. Whether you want to make one-time gifts, set up regular online giving, or use traditional weekly envelopes, we try to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Make Your Weekly Contribution Online
Not able to make it to Cross View on Sunday but still want to make your weekly offering contribution? Click on the button below and you'll be directed to a secure online payment page for your offering.


Direct Deposit with Simply Giving
Simplify your giving by authorizing a regular, automated transfer of your gifts from your account directly to the church account. It’s a confidential and convenient way to support the church.

To get started, you can pick up information and an authorization form from the Connection Center or the Church Office, or download an authorization form that you can fill out and turn in to the Church Office.

You can give with checks in three ways:

  • Place your check in the offering plate during worship
  • Drop it off at Cross View’s office
  • Mail it to Cross View Lutheran Church | 6645 McCauley Trail W | Edina, MN 55439
Give Via Text
In a matter of seconds, you can make a weekly offering or respond to a special appeal.
  • No login or account set-up required
  • Easy debit/credit card registration through your smartphone
  • Fast one-time donations
  • Option to make gifts recurring
If you would like to give by text, contact Renee Kirchner at

You can give cash during regular weekly worship services or drop it off at Cross View Church Office during normal business hours.

Please contact a member of our Finance team to initiate a stock transfer: Renee Kirchner ( or Alyssa Meger (

IRA Distributions
The bulk of gifts given to the church are in check, cash, electronic transfer, and via credit card, but many members who participate in retirement plans such as a 401(k), individual retirement account (IRA), or 403(b) choose to direct some of those resources to the church as well.

Those age 70 ½ and older with an IRA may make charitable distributions directly to the church (up to $100,000 per year for an individual tax-free; up to $200,000 for couples). Transfers aren’t taxed and also count towards your annual RMD (required minimum distribution). These tax-free gifts are particularly wise for those who no longer itemize deductions for income tax purposes. Moreover, some Cross View members have arranged for future gifts by identifying the church as the recipient as a beneficiary of a retirement plan. Doing so allows your family to enjoy the assets now while directing to the church any remaining funds in the future.   Many members choose to give gifts through stock and/or mutual funds. It’s a simple process, most commonly made electronically from the donor’s account. Please contact Renee Kirchner at or (952) 941-1094 if you desire to do so. 

Thrivent Choice Dollars
If you are a Thrivent member, you have a choice about how you can direct your allocated “Choice Dollars.” Simply follow the instructions below to make your selection.  Choice Dollars designated during the calendar year can be directed until March 31 of the following year.

To Designate Your Thrivent Choice Dollars Online:
•Click "LOG IN" at the top right of your screen and enter your Thrivent user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID and password, click "Register Now."
•Look for your designated Choice Dollars amount on the right side of the screen.
•Click on "Direct Choice Dollars button."
•Enter "Cross View Lutheran Church" in the box.
•Click the "Direct Now" button, then enter your desired amount.

To Designate Your Thrivent Choice Dollars By Phone:
•Call 800.847.4836 and when prompted, say “Thrivent Choice.”
•Press 1 to direct Choice Dollars (a representative will assist you).

Note: if you would like to receive a statement of your contributions, please be sure to include your name and address with your gift. 

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)
You can use your savings to help fund the growth of church projects around the country and world through Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF).  While your savings dollars increase through interest earned, those dollars also help provide capital for Lutheran ministries and projects. In fact, our own Building For Generations 4.0 secured funding through LCEF.  Lutheran Church Extension Fund has served as the financial extension of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod since 1978. To learn more or invest with LCEF go to