Supporting Gospel Ministry at St Jude’s and Beyond
The Bible encourages us to support the work of Christian Ministry, gospel workers at home and abroad, and also the poor through our financial means. The principle is well expressed in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
“The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”
If you are a follower of Jesus, consider St Jude’s your home church, and are not in financial hardship, then it is your joyful privilege to financially partner with others in this church, to support the work of Gospel Ministry here and beyond. Giving to St Jude’s supports the ministry work in your congregation, but also many other ministries as well. We are working on the Carlton Housing Estates, with youth and children, with university students, young workers, and families. We also support quite a few people doing Gospel work cross-culturally, and some of our giving goes to support the Global Poor.
We encourage each member of St Jude’s to give “bountifully” or generously, and with cheerfulness as we have decided we should, knowing that we can confidently say to God: “all things come from you, and of your own have we given you” (1 Chronicles 29:14).
We also encourage people to give regularly: each week, fortnight, or month, so that giving matches both the way most of us are paid, and the way the church organises its finances. The best way to do this is to set up a regular transfer from your bank to ours.
May God “provide you with every blessing in abundance”.