• Tough Questions
  • St Johns Church
  • image
  • image
  • image
Previous Next

Giving/Stewardship

Giving to support gospel ministry

 

We have great opportunities for gospel work in our areas. However, we need the financial support from our members to grasp those opportunities. St Johns Church is entirely dependant on the giving of the church family. We therefore ask everyone who considers St Johns to be their spiritual home to consider making some contribution, however large or small, to our ministry.

 

If you have any queries about financial matters, please speak to the church treasurer, Moira Pletts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Why should I give?

 

Here are three key principles that can help us get the right perspective on giving to our local church:

 

1. God, being rich in mercy, gave His only Son to die for us. Having received such undeserved generosity, we should be motivated to give generously in response. We are to be like God - ready, not reluctant givers, for God loves a cheerful giver. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; that though He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor, that through His poverty you might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

 

2. All things come from God. As God's people, we are responsible to support His work with His money. This work includes all the various ministries of the church ­- preaching and teaching, pastoring, training, missions, children's and youth ministries, and so on. As we do this, we share in God's mission to “unite all things in Christ as Lord.” (Ephesians 1:10)

 

3. The Bible teaches that giving brings its own rewards. Firstly, those who receive the gift will be grateful to God, and the giver. Secondly, God supplies the resources to enable people to go on giving. Thirdly, those who give will be blessed by God. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Test me in this” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it”. (Malachi 3:10)

 

Here are some ideas you might find helpful:

 - Plan a household budget for the year and decide how much to give on a monthly basis to the Lord's work in relation to anticipated spending on other needs.

 - You might decide to give a fixed percentage of gross income. This can become a pattern for future years, automatically adjusting for inflation and any change in your means.

 - Give priority to the group from which you receive regular Christian teaching and fellowship, in most cases, the local church.

If you would like to do an Electronic Fund Transfer, here are our bank details:

St Johns Church Banking Details:

Bank: Nedbank

Account name: St Johns Bothasig

Account Number: 1044006218

Branch/Code: N1 City, 104410

 

 

 

.