Giving at St Peter's
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
As Christians we are called to be generous people because God has been so generous towards us! Here is the motivation for Christian giving – we give to others because God has so generously given his Son, Jesus, for us. The Bible calls us to prayerful, sacriﬁcial, planned, long term giving. We are called to be generous in many ways – we might give to charities, missionaries and those around us in need. However, we are particularly called to support our own church’s ministry.
(e.g. 1 Timothy 5:17-18).
The costs of running a church are considerable. To give you an idea, the total expenditure of St Peter’s Church in 2022 was £78,300. Most of this must be met by congregational giving – we get £9,500 from trust income and £4,700 from other sources – but the majority is funded by the giving of the regular congregation. We calculate that this works out at roughly an average of £85 per (adult) member per month.
For more people in North Tawton to come to faith in Christ and for us to grow as Christians we need: functioning buildings to meet in insured, heated and leak free; resources for children’s work, evangelism and courses; clergy paid and resourced (more on this later); and much more.
For more information on giving at St Peter's please contact us via our 'Contact Us' page.
As part of our giving, St Peter's supports a total of five mission partners: two local organisations and three abroad. For more information, please click the button below: