Am I expected to give money?
At TGS, the support of the ministries comes from the generous and cheerful giving from the people. If you wish to help contribute to the work we do in God’s name please use either the collection bags passed around at the service, or you may give electronically and automatically using the banking information below.
In the church foyer there is a ‘Financial Giving Card’ that further explains all of the above, including Credit Card giving and the provision of envelopes.
Why We Give
As God has been gracious and generous to us (2 Cor 8:9) and did not spare His only Son to purchase our salvation, we should be like Him and give to Word-based ministries as best we are able. We give priority to Word-based ministries because we want people to hear the gospel and not just get temporary relief. We also know that only Christians will support such ministry and that it will last when all else fades away.
We need everyone to support the financial load, as good stewards of what God has given us – please do not leave the generosity to others.
What does this look like for me?
In Leviticus the Israelites were encouraged to tithe by giving 10% of their income or produce to the Lord. We are now under the new covenant in Jesus Christ whereby we have been gloriously justified by God’s grace and mercy, and so our giving should be in response to our Father’s grace. Paul reminds us in 2 Cor 9:7 that each of us should give what we have decided in our heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
The practical thing to do (1 Cor 16:1-2) is to work out a responsible amount each week and use direct deposit because it is consistent, confidential and convenient.
As a guide, the table below provides a helpful breakdown of a scale of monthly income with different giving percentages. Click on the picture below to zoom in.
For more information about giving at TGS, please see this short guide, the TGS Financial Giving Summary A5
How to give
Bank Anglican Financial Services
Account Name The Good Shepherd Anglican Church
BSB 704 901
Account 000 10 490