Why give? We give because God first gave to us. It’s worth remembering this. It’s the ultimate motivation behind what we do. Whether we’re giving to the poor, giving to missionaries, or giving to make our church happen, we are motivated by God’s generosity to us. If we’re motivated by God’s generosity, we’ll be cheerful whilst we give.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
Biblical principles to think through
- Deliberate. How much we give is to be thought out and planned.
- Generous. How much we give is to reflect God’s character in wanting to bless abundantly.
- Sacrificial. How much we give is to cost us and not be trifling.
- Always with cheerfulness.
You can see how this kind of giving reflects God’s generosity. Read about it for yourself in 2 Corinthians 8.
You can also see why God gives us guidelines and not figures. For someone unemployed, 10% of their income would probably be sacrificial. Whereas 10% for someone earning $150,000 could be much less of a sacrifice.
Each one of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
How to give
There are a number of convenient ways to give to Trinity Church Brighton.
Direct credit (electronic transfer)
This is the simplest way to give from our perspective and the only electronic method of giving that does not attract fees. You set up and retain control of your giving via your Internet banking to transfer funds from your account to ours at the frequency that works best for you.
The details you need are:
Account Name: Friends of Trinity Trust – Bay
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 065 000
Account Number: 1174 1163
You sign an agreement for us to debit your account for a nominated amount at a schedule (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly) that suits you. Some bank fees are incurred. Download the giving form.
You sign an agreement that allows us to debit your credit card account on the 15th of each month. Some bank fees are incurred. Download the giving form.
Red box (cash or cheque)
Gifts can also be made by placing cash or cheques in the red box found on the tables at the back of church. We do not take a collection during the service. Please make cheques payable to ‘Friends of Trinity Trust’.
If you require further information please call Andrew Severin, Trinity Network Business Manager, on 08 8213 7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.