GENEROSITY IS A FORM OF WORSHIP
OUR CHURCH IS NOT BUILT ON THE GIFTS AND TALENTS
OF A FEW BUT
ON THE SACRIFICE OF MANY
Other Ways To Give
What is tithing?
Tithing is the biblical principle of offering back to God a portion of what He has given to us by way of resources (earnings, benefits, gifts, inheritances, bonuses etc) . The maths is simple, just move the decimal point to the left and you'll get to the 10% tithe! It's a very real expression of worship that says 'Thank you' to the Lord for His provision and expresses 'Trust' that God will take care of the detail of our lives.
In Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus instructs His followers to not worry about provision because our Heavenly Father knows what we need. The focus is on doing life according to a heavenly pattern of seeking His Kingdom and righteousness then everything we need will be added to our lives. Tithing recognizes that our resources belong to God our King and it's the right thing to do to give him the 'first fruits'.
Your regular giving helps us run the ministry of the local church, to employ staff to strategically grow the vision and reach of the Church and develop ministry in different spaces. From time to time we will encourage giving that is over and above tithing, this is normally for special events or circumstances and we call these 'offerings'. Our current redevelopment project would fit into this category.
Some principles of giving are summarized in these 5 statements: -
1) Providence - God invites us to trust in His care (Matthew 6:33)
2) Stewardship - We manage what He has given to us (2 Cor 9:7)
3) First fruits - We give our tithe to God first as a worship offering (Malachi 3:10-12)
4) Sowing & Reaping - Investment brings increase (Luke 6:38)
5) Generosity - We are called to bless others & we can't out give God! (2 Cor 9:8)
INVEST IN OUR FUTURE HOME
We know that it is time to prepare the way. Now is the time to build for the purposes of our God as people united who are equipped and empowered to impact communities and cities.
God has provided us with an incredible building that is now our Church home and we are so excited about redeveloping it.
This is going to be a big project and the plan will be to do the work in stages. It's going to require a huge team effort for us as a growing community of time, energy and money!
We invite you to make investment in all 3 areas; time to prayerfully support the process, energy to bring skills and effort where you can assist the process directly and money to enable us to pay to fulfil the vision to an excellent standard to bless our community and City!