Presentation on theme: "Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. All things come from."— Presentation transcript:
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.
Our church G iving E nables M inistry
Why Money Matters? Because the church needs resources Because we are accountable to God for all he has given us As Christians we need to give
Our Church expenses have changed too! 1998 £37, £ Increase % but has our giving! 1998£28, £Increase%
Our Expenditure in 2006 Weekly£ Housekeeping: fabric Housekeeping: ministry Parish Share Mission giving Total
Our Income in 2006 Weekly£ Collections X Fund Raising X Church Fees X Total X Donations X Planned Giving X Hall Income X
To Summarise Weekly Expenditure 2006 £ Weekly Income 2006 £ Shortfall £
Our Biggest Item of Expenditure The parish share Our slice of the diocesan cake
Why does the diocese have to raise money through the parish share? Because the diocese pays for the costs of supporting our clergy and all of the costs of the other activities of the Church in the diocese
Diocesan Income % 14% 17%
Grants from Church Commissioners towards stipends Fees earned by clergy from weddings and funerals Investment Income The Diocese has few other sources of income
How the Diocese spends the Parish Share Not like this!
Diocesan Expenditure % 15% 6%
Ministry Costs Stipends for clergy Pension costs for clergy Housing costs Clergy training The training of future clergy
How is our share calculated? The size of the slice is proportionate to the wealth of the parish and church attendance We directly support ministry in difficult and poor parishes Both testaments teach this principle
The Diocese guarantees to pay out for its clergy StipendPension Housing HousingTraining £32,000 per annum
SO if the Parish Share does not come in... Eventually your clergy’s stipend or someone else’s, will not be able to be paid. AND... There will be fewer and fewer paid clergy to go round
Our Giving for God The Three R’s Regular Realistic Related to what we receive
Did you know that in All Saints... 80 people contribute regularly through the giving schemes. 7 people (9%) contribute 22% of the total income. 47% of givers (38 people) contribute less than £3 per week.
Here’s a Thought Isn’t it funny how BIG a £5 note seems in church when we are about to put it on the collection plate... but how small it becomes when we offer it at the supermarket checkout
Our Church financially may feel a bit unwell at the moment... With a financial transfusion given by you, we can make it strong again...
And the treasurer, instead of looking like this at PCC Meetings... Will look like this!
Christ has no body now on earth but ours; no hands but ours; no feet but ours. Ours are the eyes through which must look out Christ’s compassion on the world. Ours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Ours are the hands with which he blesses now. St Teresa of Avila St Teresa of Avila