Giving

Twynham Church is an independent church and that means that the church must raise all the money it needs to work, pay staff, keep buildings, and support other ministries in the Christchurch area and across the world through the generosity of the church itself.

If you would like to give you can do so securely here

Here at Twynham we encourage people to consider three things in their giving:

To Give Joyfully

We want people to give because they enjoy supporting the work at Twynham.

The Apostle Paul says:

Each 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

Giving is something we should all be involved with, and this is not limited to money, but to time, ministry, outreach… and we want to do that in a way that fill our hearts with joy not just empties our pockets.

To give Sacrificially

The Old Testament talks about tithing to the temple to support the Levitical priesthood and the ministry of the temple, Jesus and Paul don’t talk about tithing but do talk about sacrificial giving.

Sacrifice is love and love is the act of giving up something we may want for the sake of supporting someone or something else.  For some tithing is a perfect balance for this kind of giving, for others it is too difficult and indeed others it would b too little.  So, we encourage people to make sacrifices of giving to the church.

To Give Generously

One of the ironies of Biblical giving is that giving brings blessing, and when people stretch to give, they tend to find that not only is the work they are supporting blessed but the one giving is blessed too.

The prophet Malachi says this:

 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

Malachi 3

This should not be confused with the ‘health, wealth and prosperity’ message held by some churches, this is about the growth of faith and the realisation of the faithfulness of God to us in all things.