TO GIVE PLEASE CLICK HERE AND SELECT ICHTHUS SOUTHCROFT CONGREGATION FROM THE DROP MENU
As a church, we believe in and practice hospitality and generosity, we want to steward what the lord has given us in order to be a blessing to our local community and our global Ichthus family.
We believe that we should give our best to God, in all areas of our lives. We encourage folks to commit their time, talents and treasure to the Lord. We have witnessed many times what can be achieved when many people commit to a common mission together. We would love you to be a part of the journey with us and if you are a part of our church family- to sow into our work prayerfully, financially and practically.
In Ichthus, our finances are a common pot and giving through the local church does more than sustain the work of the local congregation it's changing lives and bringing people to Christ across the world. We tithe 10% to our overseas work and 25% goes to support the ministries of Ichthus Christian Fellowship enabling the Prayer Community, supporting Training and the development of the Ichthus movement. The other 65% is invested in the local church enabling our congregation work, community projects, evangelism, youth and children's work, maintaining and developing our building, enabling church planting and more.
“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.... Proverbs 11:24”
Practicalities of Giving:
1. ONLINE GIVING - CLICK HERE (AND SELECT ICHTHUS SOUTHCROFT CONGREGATION) AND SELECT THE AMOUNT, YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO GIFT AID YOUR GIVING IF YOU ARE A UK TAXPAYER
We encourage members of Southcroft where possible to set up standing orders for your tithing. It is right to give first to God (sometimes described as firstfruits) and not occasionally at the end of the month if any money is left.
2. Sunday Offerings ~ there is an opportunity to give at each of our Sunday morning meetings in the offering basket.
You will see on our Online giving page and on our Offering envelopes the option for Gift Aid ~ If you are a tax payer you can use the gift aid envelopes for giving and Ichthus can claim back the gift aid on each donation which adds (20%) on your gift. This is free and enables your gift to go much further at no additional cost to you.
Jesus spoke about money more than any other subject.
Principles of Giving :
1. God provides for us (John 3:16, Philippians 4:19)
2. Give with a cheerful heart (2 Corinthians 9 :7)
3. Give generously (2 Corinthians 9:6)
4. Give responsibly and regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2)
5. Give in faith (Mark 12:41-44)
6. Disciples of Jesus are to view their wages as God’s money, not our own.
“‘In the New Testament tithing was not emphasised because it is assumed that everything we have belongs to God. However 10% is a useful guideline to save us from deceiving ourselves by saying that all we have belongs to God but in practice finding we give much less than the Old Testament required.’ Roger Forster (Leader & Founder of Ichthus)”