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1 1 St Jelavic, Walton The box and the balloon: funding ministry and mission in Walton

2 2 Our church A people who worship o Sunday services o Weekday services A people who witness o Home visits o School assemblies o Youth organisations A people who serve o Parent and Toddler Group o Lunch Club o Bereavement support

3 3 Beyond our church walls? We support Christian Ministry for all o Parish Share/Common Fund We support relief and development agencies o Tear Fund o Our link church in Rwanda We support local and national charities o Church Urban Fund o Children’s Society

4 4 The cost of our ministry

5 5 Where our money comes from

6 6 Our vision “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19a) Create a more welcoming space o Replace our old boiler o Create a carpeted area Increase our mission giving to: o Tear Fund Fulfil our wider obligations to: o Our Diocese/Circuit/Region

7 7 Our challenge To maintain our mission and achieve our vision we need to increase our giving Expected Weekly Receipts £1,289 Expected Weekly Payments £1,482 Shortfall per week £193

8 8 The balloon and the box Do we let the air out of the balloon? Or do we find a bigger box? ‘whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.’ (2 Corinthians 9:6)

9 9 Our choice This many people Increasing weekly giving by Equals this much extra income 7£1.00£ £2.00£ £3.50£ £5.00£ £6.00£ £7.00£ £8.00£16.00 Target£ Leaders already pledged increase of £51.50 per week Remainder needed £ per week Choose a level you are comfortable with – then challenge yourself to step up! Consider giving proportionally?

10 10 What next? We will each soon receive o A brochure outlining the challenge o A letter from our Minister/Pastor o A response slip Please prayerfully consider your response to our challenge Complete the response slip and return on Sunday

11 11 The future is in our hands Giving is a sign of Love o He gave His one and only Son (John 3:16) Giving is a matter of Discipleship o The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life (Matthew 20:28) Giving is a element of Maturity o See that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7)

12 12 The future is in our hands We give so that our church can pay its way and be a sign of God’s love in this community o He gave His one and only Son (John 3:16) We give to sustain and grow our ministry and mission in this congregation and community o The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life (Matthew 20:28) We give because giving is a matter of discipleship, gratitude and worship o See that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7)


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