Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Want to support the work of a soul-winning, KJV-only, bible-believing church in Australia that is preaching the gospel to every creature?
Giving to us is always voluntary and we prefer not to practice a public collection during the formal part of the meeting in order to promote a spirit of "cheerful" and "purposeful" giving in our church (2 Corinthians 9:7). We strive to keep all donations as anonymous as possible so that we can maximize your heavenly reward (Matthew 6:1-4).
If you would like to financially support the work we do at our church you can do this by one of three ways (listed in order of preference):
1. Direct Deposit
Account Name: The Church in Punchbowl
BSB Number: 302-162
Account Number: 0802808
pros: These incur no fees with the major Australian banks and is therefore the most cost effective way to give to our work if you live in Australia. Most banks allow you to set up a reoccurring transfer if you would like to support us on an ongoing basis.
cons: These cannot be done anonymously. Whilst I never reveal any personal information about who gives to our ministry, some people may wish to keep their donations anonymous for spiritual or practical reasons. This option is not cost effective for overseas supporters due to the transaction fees involved for international direct deposits.
2. Cash Donations
We keep a small black key-return box near the entrance of the hall where we meet. Simply drop your gift into the box at any time during our public meeting.
pros: Giving a cash donation means you had to physically attend the church gathering. There are no transaction fees so the church receives the full donation and your personal information is completely anonymous.
cons: There is a security risk if there is a lot of cash on hand. There is also the time involved to physically count and visit a bank to deposit the cash into the church bank account. This option obviously cannot be used by those who are not a member of our church.
3. Online via Patreon
Patreon a way for our church members and online followers, both locally and internationally, to financially support us regularly, conveniently and anonymously.
pros: Patreon is a convenient way to give to our church regularly and anonymously. It can be used by both church members and our online followers who want to support the work we do.
cons: Convenience comes at a cost. I haven't worked out exactly what our church would receive after transaction and service fees, but Patreon aims to give it's creators about 90% of the funds that are donated.
How does our church use the money it receives?
Some of the things the money goes towards are:
- printing of gospel tracts
- rent for the church hall and house
- food for the times we eat together
- church equipment (eg. audio-visual, food, cleaning)
- gifts and donations to people or initiatives we choose to support
- system administration expenses (eg. website, soul-winning, accounting)
- some social activities and events
If you have any questions about how our church uses the money please contact us. We realise money can be a sensitive issue and like to be transparent with how much comes in and where it goes. We review the church's finances every 3 months and you can view our latest financial reports on our Google Drive.
For more information please visit our website at www.tcip.org.au or get updates via email by clicking here.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.