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Give

We want to be a generous people, providing the church with the resources to do things well, whilst also demonstrating God’s generosity outside this church in what we give away.

If you would like to give towards Gateway Vineyard, either as a one-off gift or a monthly standing-order, please click the Gateway Vineyard Norwich icon below.  This is a secure and private way in which you can give towards the church in a way that suits you.

We have launched a building fund as we want to be prepared to take on a new midweek building in mid 2016 and also to start the journey of being ready and able to take on a new permanent building when the time is right. If you would like to give specifically to the building fund please select “Building Fund” from the drop down list at the bottom of the giving page.

If you are a UK taxpayer please note that we can also claim Gift Aid from your donation of an additional 25p for every £1 you give from HM Revenue & Customs; so please tick the ‘UK Taxpayer’ box if this applies to you.

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If you have any questions regarding finances or would like a paper copy of the Standing Order and Gift Aid forms please contact Chris Adlam at info@gatewayvineyardnorwich.org.uk

 

What are the benefits of giving?

We believe that behind the Bible’s instruction to give, there are a number of sound reasons. The apostle Paul lists of some of them in 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

  • generous giving generates rich rewards (verse 6)
  • we experience God’s love and favour (verse 8 )
  • God’s grace is multiplied to us (verse 10)
  • it results in thanksgiving to God (verse 11)
  • people’s needs are met (verse 12)
  • it creates gratitude (verse 15)

Furthermore, giving should be characterised by joy and cheerfulness, and no-one should give reluctantly or under compulsion (verse 7).

 

What are the principles of giving?

We believe that Paul also gives helpful instructions on this issue. In 1 Corinthians 16 he sets our at least five principles for giving.

  • regularly – choose a set time interval for giving (e.g. weekly or monthly)
  • individually – everyone is invited to participate
  • systematically – let your giving be thoughtfully planned
  • proportionally – the proportion is far more significant that the amount
  • locally – our primarily commitment is our own church

 

How are the church’s finances organised?

The church is registered with the Charity Commissioners as Gateway Vineyard Christian Fellowship Norwich. Our charity number is 1135206. We are therefore subject to the laws governing charities. There are a team of trustees who oversee the financial affairs of the church.

 

What are the safeguards against mismanagement?

We seek to implement the principles set out in the New Testament regarding the management of money given for the purpose of financing ministry. For example, taking care to do what is right in the eyes of both the Lord and men/women, avoiding any grounds for criticism of the way money is used and ensuring a team of trustworthy people are responsible for the finances of the church, not just one person (2 Corinthians 8:18-21).

Annual statements relating to the financial activities of the church will be made available to the church and submitted to the Charity Commissioners.

All those who are employed by the church will be subject to specific financial policies, which are strictly adhered to.

Again if you would like any more information please contact Chris Adlam at info@gatewayvineyardnorwich.org.uk