Financial Support of St Augustine’s and its Ministries

St Augustine’s receives no external funding for its ministries.  Our income is either freely donated by people who wish to support our ministries or from renting our facilities.

Psalm 24:1 declares that The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, which implies that anything and everything we have comes from God. We are to use his good gifts in ways that honour him.

In brief, the Bibles says God’s people should give because:

  1. We are partners in God’s gospel (Philippians 1:5 & 4:15), which is powerful to save (1 Corinthians 1:18)
  2. We have an obligation to provide for those who labour amongst us in the Lord and teach us God’s word. (1 Corinthians 9:7-14)
  3. We must show love to those in need (Ephesians 4:28, 1 John 3:17).

Most fundamentally, we give in grateful response to the generosity of God, shown in the death of his Son. So the most basic question to ask is: how much have we received from God? Psalm 24 assets that all that we have comes from God.  In 2 Corinthians 8:9, Paul writes:

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”

The Macedonian Christians understood this and 2 Corinthians 8:3 says “…they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability.” A little later, in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Paul generalises,

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each one should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Any questions you may have about our church’s finances can be directed to [email protected].

 

To help you be intentional, planned, disciplined and generous in your giving to God’s work in Neutral Bay & elsewhere, you can give via EFT to

A/C Name: St Augustine’s Church, Neutral Bay
BSB: 704998 | A/C No.: 100009971 

 

For tax deductible giving (please provide your name so a receipt can be made available):

A/C Name: Neutral Bay Anglican Donation Fund
BSB: 704998 | A/C No.: 100010293

 

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