Why do we give financially?
As Christians, we give as a response to God’s amazing grace and his generosity in sending his son, Jesus Christ, for us. Giving can be of our time, our talents, and our financial resources.
Giving not only blesses others, but it is also an act of obedience and of worship to God. It is also a faith exercise reminding us that it is God who provides for our needs. Financial giving helps to provide resources to the church to continue building God’s kingdom in our cities and further afield.
Giving can be as a one-off gift or you can start tithing.
What is tithing?
The word “tithe” means a tenth or 10% of something. Tithing is the biblical principle of bringing the first 10% of our income and giving that as a gift to the Lord. Tithing is intended to be a joyful offering and blessing to us. The Bible says:
‘“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.”’ (Malachi 3:10 NIV)
How much should I tithe?
In his first letter to the Christians in Corinth, Paul writes that “each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income” (1 Corinthians 16:2 NIV). The amount that you give will depend on your financial means, but we would encourage you to diligently pray and seek God’s wisdom in how much you should be giving. For some 10% may be an appropriate amount, for others it may be more.
Giving should also be a joyful experience and be seen as an act of worship. Paul writes “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 9:7 NIV).
How can I tithe?
The best way to start tithing is by setting up a standing order with your bank using the bank details for the KingsGate campus you are part of (see below). If you want to give online, you can also set up a recurring donation by selecting donation type monthly. If you set up a standing order or recurring donation and you are a taxpayer, please do not forget to complete an online gift aid declaration so that your gifts will be eligible for Gift Aid.
Account name: KINGSGATE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Account number: 01147075
Account name: KINGSGATE COMMUNITY CHURCH CAMBRIDGE
Account number: 01741067
Account name: KINGSGATE COMMUNITY CHURCH LEICESTER
Account number: 01619420
Account name: KINGSGATE COMMUNITY CHURCH ONLINE
Account number: 02901066