Christ Church is a charitable trust registered number 1040815.
Christ Church believes that the way that we handle money reflects our true values and what we really believe about eternity and eternal values.
We feel that often the church has a negative reputation when it comes to money. We seek to dispel that: we do not ask visitors for money but rather seek to bless them by ministering to their spiritual needs and trust that God will provide for the expenditure that the Church has, from the generous giving of his people.
We have no full time salaried employees. Most leaders and members serve without any remuneration and we cherish this aspect of our Church. We take our lead from the early church where the Christians lived as a community based on mutual love and service.
We do not take up offerings apart from on specified occasions and for specified needs; generally speaking overseas missions or for the poor.
The Church is financed entirely by the regular giving of its members. Leaders give to the Church rather than expect to be paid by it.
We have strict rules which seek to preserve the vocational culture of the Church. The main oversight of the Church are not paid by the Church and have no financial interest in the Church. Trustees oversee the finances, but cannot see what individual members give. We seek to maintain the utmost integrity in our financial dealings, remembering that we take our lead from a penniless preacher from Nazareth who had to borrow a coin to preach a sermon.
We provide internships and scholarships to young people who are developing their ministry and gifting and need a modest amount of financial support to devote sufficient time to this end.