As we approach the end of the year, we want to thank you for your generosity during 2017 and to give you some more information about the income of the church and also how this money is invested in growing the Kingdom.
It currently costs £5,700 per week to run Christ Church and the vast majority of our income comes from your committed, regular giving. Thank you to each and every one of you who has responded to God’s prompting by giving to the ministry here.
In all that we do, we seek to put God at the centre and to follow where we believe he is calling us. This requires the PCC to exercise faith that God will provide all that we need and this is shown in the above chart as an amount of “unknown” income. If you would like to be a part of fulfilling that “unknown” then do take a look at christchurchware.co.uk/giving for more information or pick up a leaflet at the back of church on giving to Christ Church or speak to the treasurer (Sam Rich e:firstname.lastname@example.org).
The majority of our expenditure is on mission, evangelism and enabling ministries to flourish and grow. We understand this to be investing in the kingdom. We have the privilege of seeing the fruit of this, for example, as we baptise and confirm those who have come to faith through the work at Christ Church.
As we near the end of this year, our income is forecast to be around £10,000 below our budgeted expenditure. There are many reasons for this: from changes in circumstances for some of our regular givers to our activity income from the halls being lower than originally expected due to the building works. Please pray for the PCC as they discern the right way forward and seek to steward our resources well. Particularly, please pray that we discern correctly all that God is calling us to do and that the resources will follow. Thank you for being a part of all that God is doing and for your gifts of finance, time, energy and support in prayer!
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