Giving at Cowplain Church
Giving is a responsibility that regular church attenders and members see as a way to worship God. As a church we believe the Bible teaches tithing (that is giving 10% of our income). We do this out of delight and not out of duty.
As a church we are totally self funding. We do not receive any financial help from outside bodies or denominations. All funds are given by the people of the church and we seek to use the funds to honour God.
If you are a guest to our church we do not expect you to give any money to the church. It is for those who attend the church regularly. Of course if you feel you would like to give you can, but we don’t want you to feel obligated.
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."
Many people, after they connect to the church, then go on to see that giving is something they would like to do. It becomes a shared responsibility for all who attend. We use our funds in various ways – supporting people, running costs of the church, as well as giving a percentage of our income to overseas mission and mission partners.
As people feel that they should give to the church we encourage people to think about setting a standing order. This is the best way to give, especially if you are a tax payer, as we are able to claim the tax back from the government, thus maximising the church’s giving.
If you would like to know more about giving then speak to our church Treasurer:
Stuart Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org
Your generosity makes it possible for us to reach our community in multiple different ways.
Ways to Give
There is a box by the front door on a Sunday morning, into which you can put your tithe.
You can also pay via PayPal, linked below.PayPal Link
You can mail your cheque or money to the Church Office: Cowplain Church, Durley Avenue, Hampshire, PO8 8XA.
By Bank Transfer
You can also pay by Bank Transfer, by entering the following details: Sort code: 40-52-40 | Account number: 00020266