Specific ways to serve the Lord through Northland Lutheran High School
Perseverance Perseverance is named from Hebrews 12:1: “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”. For years a core of Northland supporters have been providing regular gifts to support this vital ministry. These supporters are working to reduce and eventually eliminate NLHS debt while strengthening and providing increased opportunities at Northland and each church in the Association. Last year donors contributed over $44,500 through Perseverance. Please help us reach this year’s goal of adding 53 more people to the program. Whether your gift is $5/month or $500/month please know that your prayers and partnership are important in moving this ministry forward.
Dime and Dollar Dime and Dollar is a thrift store that is made up largely of volunteers. This ministry shares God’s Word with the community and provides necessary items to the community at reduced prices. Dime and Dollar also provides tuition assistance support for all Northland families by contributing about $100,000 per year and has given over $2 million to Northland over the years. Please consider how you can serve by donating clothes, volunteering at the store, serving as a Board member, helping with maintenance and clothes pick up, etc.
SCRIP SCRIP costs you nothing: when you pay $25 (or any amount) for a gift card you get a gift card for $25 (or the exact amount you paid). The stores give Northland a discount for each card, however, so there is a profit that goes toward whole school and individual family tuition. This is a fantastic way to contribute to tuition assistance for a specific family and for the whole school in general without actually giving any of your own money. In addition, most SCRIP can be purchased right from a smartphone or a computer. In fact, I have often purchased SCRIP while I am standing in line at the store. Please seek more information on how to be a SCRIP user, encourage others to use SCRIP and to sign up for tuition accounts, encourage SCRIP sales and use in your church or business, and more.
Booster Club Booster Club is a volunteer organization that purchases non-budget items for students through extracurricular activities. Some items in the past include choir robes, sports uniforms, and scholarship for students. This organization sells tickets, serves in various capacities at sporting events, and runs the concession stands. Booster Club is in need of more volunteers so that every event is run well, provides opportunities for families who come directly to contests to be able to eat, and raises money for student and organizational needs. Please consider how you can help. Matching funds Some employers provide matching funds for charitable gifts. Please ask if your employer participates and consider maximizing your gift through an employer matching gift. Use your individual gifts God has blessed each of us with unique and specialized gifts and talents with which to serve Him and His people. So often we classify our gifts as time, talents, or treasure and we narrow ourselves to serving through one of those gifts. First, please remember that your body (temple) is another gift with which you should be a good steward. Then, remember that God wants us to serve Him with all of our talents and all of our gifts. Please consider what gifts He has given you to serve Him with gladness.