ILC is a community of Christian believers who have come together here in Seoul for the purpose of worshiping Christ and reaching out to others in service to Him. Your tithes and offerings are what make this mission possible. Thank you for your support!
There are three normal ways of giving at ILC. Please understand the details of each giving method so you can understand which one is right for you.
1. The Offering Plate *
The primary way for us to receive donation is through the Sunday morning worship offering. You may make offering in Korean Won or in U.S. Dollars. You may even write a check if you prefer. If you use an offering envelope (available in each pew) and write your name on the envelope then your offering is recorded for your personal end of year statement.
2. Online or ATM Transfer *
Here in Korea it is common to make payments by direct transfer from one account to another. Many people prefer to give their offering in this way as well. If you wish to do this you may give to ILC at Citibank Account #260-00497-243-01. Giving done in this way will also be recorded to your name for your end of year giving statement.
3. Give to Mission Fund which provides ILC's Pastor **
For those who need to give directly from a US-based account or credit card, or those who need a U.S. tax-deductable method of giving, you may give to the account which funds our pastor. Rev. Dr. Hans Trinklein will be covering Sunday morning services during our pastoral vacancy. He is called as a career missionary to Korea through the Office of International Mission of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. If you wish to give in this way you may do so here.
International Lutheran Church has seen thousands of people worship here as their home away from home during their years in South Korea. For more than 55 years, ILC has been a special place where people connected to Christ and one another. Many people continue to hold a special place in their heart for ILC and wish to continue their support. We are thankful for this support! More information can be found in our Annual Letter to Alumni.
* Offerings given in this way are tax-deductable for Korean taxes but not tax-deductable for U.S. taxes. ILC is a legal entity here in Korea and does not have non-profit status in the United States. Also, because of unique Korea tax administration regulations, giving statements are only issued from our office upon direct request. Simply contact the ILC office in January each year for your annual giving statement.
** Giving in this way is U.S. tax-deductable but not tax-deductable for Korean taxes. Giving statements and receipts will not come from ILC but directly from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.