Christian Stewardship and Mission
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6
“Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” Deuteronomy 15:10
At St Peter’s we have a Stewardship scheme which incorporates the giving of help (which we refer to as “Time, Skills & Talents”) and money, both of which are invaluable in supporting the various activities and commitments of the Church locally and nationally.
Time, Skills and Talents: We maintain a list of the Time, Skills & Talents which members of the congregation are prepared to offer and if you feel that you are able to help in some way, please contact Di Hunt, details below. Key areas requiring help are Worship, Mission, Prayer, Pastoral Care, interest groups (including faith based), Communication, Property and Finance. This information will then be passed to the leader of the appropriate group and they will contact you to discuss further, without any commitment at this stage.
Planned Giving: As regards giving to support our general church ministry and mission, we know broadly what the costs are likely to be year on year and it is therefore very important that (as far as possible) the income to cover these costs is committed in advance. This is the aim behind Planned Giving which is facilitated through use of the Parish Giving Scheme whereby donations are made monthly by Direct Debit. This is the preferred and most cost-effective method of giving but we can offer other methods in case of need and would be happy to discuss these with you. If you are a taxpayer then by using Gift Aid we will be able to recover an additional 25p for every £1 you give. To join Planned Giving or to discuss generally please do not hesitate to contact me. I would stress that all information regarding your giving will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Paul Emmerson, Chair, Stewardship Team Tel: 01489 895079 firstname.lastname@example.org
Di Hunt, Stewardship Team, Tel: 01489 893372 email@example.com
Friends of St Peter's: FOSP, Bishop’s Waltham is a Registered Charity whose objectives are to:
• Help maintain the Church building, fixtures and fittings and the Churchyard
• Encourage awareness of the Church’s history and development
• Involve the whole community in the events organised to raise funds
For more information, please visit our own web site: http://fospbw.wordpress.com
Legacies: At St Peter’s, we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our Church community. If you wish to indicate specifically what your legacy is to be used for then we will make every effort to comply with your wishes. If not, then our Legacy Policy is to use gifts to fund not only development projects involving the fabric and fittings of the Church, Church Hall, Stables Parish Office and Churchyard but also Ministry and Mission through the funding of youth work, community outreach and the like.
We will discuss the possible use of your gift with your Executors when the time comes and will bear in mind your known areas of interest in the Church (e.g., music, buildings, children and youth, mission) and the Church’s priorities at the time.
Please contact us if you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sort of purposes your gift might fund.
You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future Ministry and Mission