All the money which gets given to Town Church is spent to fulfil the vision of the church we want to be in Bicester.
A starting point to help us understand what financial giving to Town Church Bicester looks like is this:
God calls us to be good stewards of His good gifts that He has given us and that includes our money. So that means that all of our money, income, benefits, savings are gifts from God. It is not our money…it is God’s and we are to be wise in what we do with it. Part of being a good steward is to give God back a proportion of what is his. In the Old Testament this was known as tithing - a law to give a tenth of your income back to God. Because of Jesus fulfilling all that the law required we’re no longer ‘expected’ or ‘required’ to tithe…however now their is a different, more fulfilling reason to give back to God, through the local church, what is His.
Paul in his instruction to the church in Corinth on money says the following.
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9v6-7
So for members, please consider how you might frequently (ideally through a monthly standing order) give to Town Church with a cheerful heart and help finance God’s work in His church.
There are different ways to give:
You can set up a monthly standing order to:
Town Church Bicester
A/C No.: 22207168
Sort Code: 30-99-11
Bank: TSB Bank
The same details can be used for any one-off gifts as well.
If you do donate to Town Church and you are a UK tax payer, you can boost your donation to Town Church Bicester by 25p for every £1 you donate. In order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donation(s), we need your permission to do so. To give us permission, please fill in the Gift Aid Declaration Form by:
- Asking for a paper version from Andrew and then returning it to him or by post to Town Church Bicester, 5 West Terrace, Orchard Square, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8AB or at a Sunday Gathering