Why Give?

You may be poor, you may be rich, it matters not. What counts is that the King has total ownership of all that you possess.
— Ian Coffey

Because we believe giving biblically understood, is both a joy and a discipline.

It’s a joy, because it is;

  • An expression of our love for God, 1 Jn 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.”
  • An expression of our trust in God, Phil 4:19 “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

It’s a discipline, because it is:

  • A demonstration of God’s Lordship over our lives. As we give in a committed, sacrificial way it both demonstrates and is a reminder to us that our God is Lord of all. 2 Sam 22:32 “For who is God besides the Lord?  And who is the rock except our God?”
  • Our giving to God then should be our first priority rather than a matter of giving to Him from what is left over. Proverbs 3:9 “Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.”

Give more with Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, donating through the Gift Aid scheme means that we are able to claim back 25 pence for every £1 that you give - without giving anything extra. For more information on the scheme please visit the Gift Aid website.

If you would like to give using the gift aid scheme, you will need to complete a declaration form which should be completed and handed to the church treasurer (Mark Edmonson) or our church gift aid administrator (Richard White).

Richard White is the Gift Aid Administrator at HBC. If you have any questions regarding gift aid, you can speak to Richard on Sundays