For the City
on March 10th, 2017
On Sunday Paul gave a talk called ‘This Is Going To Cost Us Everything’. The talk is available to watch online [here].
Should you wish to give to the giving campaign online you can do so [here]
Details of how to give:
We serve a radically generous God who calls us to be generous people. We are giving towards our ‘For The City’ giving day. Our desire is to facilitate the next phase of our compassion ministries at Manchester Vineyard.
If you have internet banking you can set up regular giving and one off donations yourself. Our bank details are:
Bank: Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-90-91
Account Number: 67880768
Account Name: Manchester Vineyard
If this an option that is available to you, this would be our preferred method, as the bank charges no fee to you or us.
Envelopes and gift aid forms will be available.
If you intend to increase your regular giving over a period of time to facilitate this campaign please let the finance team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the detail of what was shared towards the end of the talk:
We’d like to employ someone to pursue this [compassion ministries] with us. With that in mind we intend to take a special offering next week (19th). We hope to raise the funds to employ someone at least a day a week. If we don’t get all we need to do it we will ring fence the money given and consider plan b. We will still do it but we will just implement it more slowly. I tell you that not out of a lack of faith but to steward the money given in a transparent way. If we get more that we need, we will ring fence it and plough it all in to the development of things that don’t directly benefit ourselves.
We’d ask that you join us in that offering, please consider preparing for that this week and pray and fast as to the amount you might give. Please don’t give out of obligation. We will personally be making sacrifices for this. There are things we will not be able to do as a family and a tightening of the belt to allow us to give to this in this way. It will cost us.
For all of us, it’s not about equal amount but equal sacrifice.
We would say please give as an overflow. Please give on top of and as an aside from the tithes and offerings that you normally give. Redirecting regular giving doesn’t benefit us as it just dents other areas of the vision, the church’s direction and overall budget. We want this to be an expression of generosity to this city that will allow us to pump prime the next season of the church.
We want our first offering, our first fruits to go to this city. To employ someone to pioneer. This is not for us and we don’t intend to benefit. But we want to put a marker down. Before we look after ourselves, before we even know what’s going to happen with the venue, will we commit to this city?
We are excited to be joining together to further partner with and facilitate all that God is doing as He builds His church and reaches through us and beyond us to the people of this city.