At LifeChurch, we are passionate about giving. We believe that financial giving should be offered prayerfully and cheerfully from the heart (2 Corinthians 9:6-15). LifeChurch does not have an active ‘collection’ or ‘offering’ on a Sunday. We want to encourage our members to give freely and joyfully, following God’s lead.
Offerings can be place in the box provided on a Sunday or by giving regularly through the bank. You can download a standing order mandate form below or use our bank details to give.
If you are a UK tax payer please download a gift aid declaration here or collect one from the information point on a Sunday.
Name of account: Life Church Warrington
Account number: 65868360
In addition to covering our operating costs and supporting in valuable community projects, we commit to giving away a significant proportion of our income to organisations that advance the Kingdom of God, and introduce the life-changing dimensions of the Gospel into difficult situations.
Our primary reason for giving financially to the church is because it is a way that together we can unite to show God’s love to others. As a local church supports one another and addresses the needs in its local community, our money resources things that become practical expressions of love. We give because God loves us and we want to demonstrate that love to others.We also give financially because the Bible teaches that it is often necessary for us to discipline the use of our money in a way that helps us to develop a deeper sense of compassion. The affection of our hearts will follow the things we give to and we will grow to love the things we sow into with our money. Where we choose to place our “treasure”, there our heart will be also (Matthew 6:21). If you discipline some of your money to help the poor, with the right engagement, you will in turn deepen your concern for others and your willingness to help people in need. We can lead our hearts to become generous through decisions to give; we do not need to wait to feel generous before we give.
Finally, we give financially because we appreciate the role our church plays in supporting each other. By giving money to the church, we can combine some of our resources in a way that will enable us to run activities for our children, to offer refreshments when we gather together, to salary people to lead in our development, and to hire buildings to have places to meet.
In order for us as a church to do all of this with maximum impact, we choose to use 50% of our total income to go towards helping projects, charities, organisations, and our own initiatives, that are focussed on reaching out to people beyond our church community. The remaining 50% is used to develop the work of the church inwardly. But 100% of the money we receive is used to bring glory to God and is managed with transparency and accountability.
Below are some of the organisations we support:
Living Waters is a ministry led by Carolyn Philpot and was established in 1998 to bring the Christian message and demonstrate God’s love to vulnerable people in Mwanza, Tanzania. The Living Waters education centre enables 400 children to receive an outstanding Christian education and care for homeless children. Presently they have 14 orphans living in their 2 houses. Life Church also support John and Dawn Cottey who have been church planting in Mwanza since 2011. They have a vision to establish a vibrant local church in the heart of the City. Visit http://www.livingwaterstanzania.com for more information.
Based in Manchester, UK, Hope for Justice works to rescue and assist victims of modern-day slavery, support the prosecution of traffickers and campaign to protect victims. Hope for Justice also has a worldwide mission in the U.S. and Cambodia working to bring an end to sex trafficking & exploitation through education, empowerment, and quality restorative care. For more information, see http://hopeforjustice.org
The Mayak Foundation operates in the UK and Russia, working to educate people in both countries about modern day slave trade and to build active communities passionate in the fight against it. Both directly and through committed support to carefully selected local Russian partners, they (1) rescue victims of human trafficking, especially sex trafficking, and help to connect them to shelters, medical and psychological support and rehabilitation (2) empower and train those at highest risk of being trafficked (3) fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases among victims of trafficking and exploitation. We are privileged to be able to support the Mayak foundation financially as a church, as well as showcasing their work biannually. For more information see http://www.mayak.org.uk.
Breadline helps by relieving poverty and educating people, particularly for orphans and families with sick or disabled children in The Republic of Moldova, the poorest country in Europe. Mike Kirkwood, Founder of Breadline, said, “Our aim is to stand alongside the poor as friends and help them through a life-giving process of transformation.” For more information, see http://www.breadlinemoldova.org