As disciples of Jesus we recognise He always spoke to the heart and exposed the emptiness of external religion. Paul expressed this clearly when writing to the Corinthian Church:
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
Cheerfulness in giving comes out of seeing our heavenly Father as the source of all our provision. Our giving is both a responsibility and a means of blessing others. Alongside our responsibilities to our family we have responsibility to the support the life and work of our church family. At King’s Church Carlisle we do not believe that as Christians the giving of one tenth of our income is obligatory – rather the way we listen to his Spirit and give from a generous heart is the delight of our Father.
Many people find it convenient and helpful to give by Standing Order direct from their bank account into the Church’s bank account. It is very straightforward to set up a Standing Order with your bank. If you wish to do this, simply ask one of the leaders on a Sunday morning to let you have our bank details.
We take up an offering to God as a part of our worship to Him at our Sunday Meeting.
If you are a Tax Payer please seriously consider adding 25p to every £1 you give! You only have to fill in a form once and the Church Office does the rest. There is no extra cost to you and the Government supports King’s Church Carlisle to the tune of 28 pence in the pound given, which is a significant way in which you can further bless the work of God. The Forms are on the table at back of the hall on a Sunday, or click here for a copy you can print out, fill in and put in the offering basket. Your partnership in the family and mission of King’s Church Carlisle is highly valued.