The Heart of our Giving

Those who make Alive Christian Ministries their local church contribute to the life and work of the church in many different ways. Whilst the information below relates to financial giving, other pages on this site explain the variety of ways you can get involved and contribute to the mission of Jesus through the church.

“From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” John 1:16

Our Beliefs About Tithing and Giving

We place no obligation on anyone to give financially and believe that the act of giving is a matter of conscience and conviction between every disciple and God.
We do however believe that regular, generous and faith-filled financial giving to the work of the Lord God through His church is a biblical discipline for all disciples to practice and grow in. We believe that God blesses each one of us to be a blessing. He gives each of seed to sow, just as He gives bread to eat. We believe Jesus is primarily represented by believers gathered and committed to the local church on the earth today, and that the local church is His house where believers bring their firstfruits or tithes.
Our motivation for giving is first of all obedience to the instruction of Scripture to be faithful stewards of what God gives us, and also very much to see the mission of Jesus advanced through His church.

We do believe in the practice “tithing” (For teaching explaining this, see links below), but also acknowledge that some may have other views on this. Our attitude to this is that every believer should “give as you have decided in our hearts to give” (See 2 Corinthians 9 v6-12), but we also very much recognise that our hearts need guiding (by the truth, not our feelings) and guarding (from greed, deception, selfishness, etc) in order that our giving will truly honour God.

Therefore we believe that in situations where one concludes that the practice of tithing is “Old Covenant,” that any new covenant conclusion and application would only guide the heart to surpass and be “more than” what the Old Covenant instructed because that is the nature of the New Covenant.

We believe this promise for the faithful and generous giver:

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Cor 9:8

How we Give

There are different ways in which you can give to your congregation or to a cause we support.

If you would like your donation to be used towards a specific project, please let us know. You can indicate this on the  giving envelope, or by emailing us on finance@alivecm.org.uk

We encourage all UK tax-payer to fill out a gift aid declaration. As a registered charity, Alive Christian Ministries is able to reclaim the tax you have paid at the basic rate from contributions made in the UK. This enables us to claim back up to 25 pence in tax from the government for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you. You can fill out a gift aid declaration on the giving envelope in one of our services.

You can read more about Gift Aid on the UK government’s HMRC website.

If you wish to give by standing order (through your bank) please contact our Treasurer Norman Richards finance@alivecm.org.uk