Through giving his life for us, Jesus provided the ultimate demonstration of God’s generosity. Giving is at the centre of God’s character – God gives us life, and his giving is renewed daily.
When considering matters concerned with giving and generosity many Christians find that they are on a lifelong journey. They see that their thinking about money and what they should give has changed over time.
When we give we give life. Regular committed giving by church members enables the church to carry out Godʼs mission in the world. Church and charitable giving gives new life, new vision, new hope.
Christians are challenged to be generous in every aspect of their lives. It’s not only about giving money, but offering hospitality, giving time and using our skills – in our churches, but also in our homes, our workplaces and communities. Giving is the outworking of faith.
Give Thanks: Give thanks for everything with which God has blessed you. Do this regularly, as the more often we give thanks, the more we realise how much weʼve been given.
Give Regularly: Commit or re-commit to giving money regularly to the church and to other charities. Review your giving in other areas, such as time or hospitality.
Give Generously: General Synod has challenged church members as an initial target to give 5% (or £1 in £20) of their aftertax income to and through the Church, and a similar amount to other work that helps to build God’s kingdom.
Give Yourself: Be involved with the organisations you support. Spend time praying for the work of your church and that of other causes you support. Keep up to date with what they are doing so that your prayers and your giving are properly informed.
You can give in several ways.
By using the weekly envelope scheme.
By one off donation.
By regular standing order. This is the best way to give on a regular basis.
If you wish to make a donation to support the work of St Paul’s Church please make your cheque payable to PCC of Tupsley, along with your name, address and telephone and send to: St Paul’s Parish Office, St Paul’s Church Community Centre, Church Road, Hereford HR1 1RT.
With Gift Aid, for every pound you give, your local church gets an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs. Your donation goes further - at no extra cost to you!