"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."
As Christians, the way we utilise our money is a great way for us to highlight to others how Jesus’ values are radically different from the world around us – both individually and as a church.
As a church, we want to ensure that our finances are managed in a way that honours God – that we are efficient, effective, full of integrity and transparent and that how the church spends the money reflects God’s concerns both locally and around the world.
We avoid charging for church events wherever we can, as we believe the Gospel should be free and accessible to all people. For those looking to give to the work of the church we can now receive gifts through an online payment system in conjunction with Stewardship services: www.give.net. This also enables us to claim back Gift Aid from the government on donations from UK tax payers.
However, giving is not just about the cash in our pockets! It’s a great privilege to also be able to serve God by giving of our time, skills and money, all in response to his giving up his most treasured Son, Jesus.