At Adelaide Presbyterian Church, we recognise that all good gifts come from above (James 1:17). In response we are grateful for the generosity of the One who gave his Son for our salvation, and His Spirit to all those who trust in the Lord Jesus.
We recognise that we are not our own but have been bought at a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). As Growing Healthy disciples of Jesus, we recognise that our wealth is not our own, it belongs to the Lord. We are but stewards of his grace in various forms (1 Peter 4:10).
As in the parable of the talents (Matthew 25), we will be called to account for how we have used all of that which God has entrusted to us.
How should we give?
Jesus desires our gifts to be generous. As with the Widow mite (Luke 21:1-4) generosity is not about the amount, but about how significant it is to the giver. The widow’s mite was infinitely more generous than a large sum given by a rich person, because it was all she had. When considering how much do give, consider your generosity.
Paul tells the Corinthians to give on the first day of the week (2 Corinthians 16:2). He asks for the church to give from their first fruits, rather than their leftovers. We considering your gifts, don’t give accidently. Make deliberate decisions and stick with them.
Paul commends the Macedonian church for their sacrificial giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-5). Considering the needs of the church, counting the cost and giving anyway may hurt, but will bear fruit in the individual and the church. Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased (Hebrews 13:16)
As Growing Healthy disciples, we are not forced to give, but should do so joyfully. 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)
Our gifts should be given in thankful response to a gracious and generous God remembering that we love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19)
How to give?
In person – Each congregation has a box where you can place your financial gift before, during or after the Sunday service.
Online – You can make a one-off donation using the bank account details below.
Direct Debit – The most helpful way you can support the work of the Church is by setting up a regular contribution with your bank. You can arrange to have weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments taken out automatically.
Account Number: 100952852
Account Name: Adelaide Presbyterian Church