Why We Give
Many may be unaware of how money works at Nativity. Our church is made up of a number of congregations that share one pool of resources to fund ministry activities. Although most of the expense relates to ministry staffing, resourcing and administrative costs, we also devote a part of our income to fund ministry activities, such as missionaries, local charities, foodbanks, counselling services and welfare groups.
WHERE DOES OUR MONEY COME FROM?
We are completely self-funded, which means that the money our members give is the only source of income we have to provide all the ministries listed above.
The scriptures provide several reasons why God's people should learn to give.
WHERE SHOULD CHRISTIANS GIVE?
Christians have a responsibility to:
HOW SHOULD IT WORK?
There have been many views over the years about how Christian giving should work. Some have drawn heavily from the Old Testament and have proposed a tithe (one tenth) of a person's income is appropriate. Other's propose it should be based on one's ability to give and should be conducted generously and with joy.
At Nativity, we think a helpful approach is to