Why We Give
We believe the bible makes it clear that generous giving is an important part of the Christian life. Because God has so generously blessed us, our desire is to emulate His generosity.
2 Corinthians 8:7
‘But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.’
1 Corinthians 16:1-2
‘Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.’
While the New Testament lays down no specific rules as to the amount we should give, we believe that the Old Testament principle of giving a tithe (one tenth) of our income to God is one which honours Him and always brings His blessing upon the giver.
‘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.’
How To Give
There are numerous ways people give at Lifehouse. These are:
By hand – In our weekly offerings at one of our services
*During this period of isolation, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you can send cheques to the church. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the sending address.
By Standing Order or BACS (please set this up through your own online banking facility or email email@example.com for more info)
Our Bank Details are as follows:
Nat West Bank
ACCOUNT NAME: LIFEHOUSE WORCESTER
SORT CODE: 60-05-16
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 18529259
By SMARTPHONE – simply text CW027 to 64647 and follow the instructions given.
UK TaxPayers & GiftAid
Charities are able to reclaim tax back from donations where the donor is a UK taxpayer. This can increase any gift by 25% without any extra cost to the donor.
Whether giving a one-off gift or a regular amount, a simple Gift Aid Declaration form will need to be completed. These are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifehouse church is a part of the Elim Pentecostal Churches in the UK & Ireland (Registered Charity Number: 251549) and is subject to strict financial governance and ethical practises. The local leadership works with the Elim Churches national office to ensure compliance with all requirements and external auditors are commissioned to oversee the accounts.