Giving

Information for Visitors

If you are a visitor to our church you are our guest, so feel free to just come and enjoy the gathering. Our regular attenders do give financially to honour God, and to support our mission. You are welcome to give if you so wish to, but you won't be asked to.
 

Why Give?

The Bible asks us to give our first and our best back to God, and He will bless the rest (Proverbs 3:9-10). We give to God 10% of what He's given to us because it belongs to Him.

Three-Month Tithe Challenge

If you're not tithing already, a great way to start is with the Three-Month Tithe Challenge. Essentially, it's a contract based on the promises of God in Malachi 3:10-11.

Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be enough room to store it.

Money Back Guarantee.

If you tithe for three months and God doesn't hold true to His promises of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe. Talk to Pastor Andrew if you'd like to know more about this.
 

How to Give

We encourage you to give through online banking. Our bank account number is:

Activate Church – Raglan
03 1563 0055392 00
Reference: Your Name | Giving Number | Description

Giving number

Contact Leanne Roughton for a personal giving number for IRD tax rebate purposes.

Recurring Giving

The gift of giving is a discipline we can all develop through consistent action. Many of us achieve this consistency by setting up a recurring payment.

Giving Receipts

If you would like an annual Giving Receipt, please use your personal giving number as a refenence on all giving. 
 

Principles of Giving 

When we give, we give to God

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Giving is a privilege

2 Corinthians 8:8
I am not giving you an order; I am not saying you must do it, but others are eager for it. This is one way to prove that your love is real, that it goes beyond mere words.

Giving is an act of worship

Proverbs 3:9-10
Honour the Lord by making him an offering from the best of all that your land produces.  If you do, your barns will be filled with grain, and you will have too much wine to store it all.

Giving is an eternal investment

Matthew 6:19-21
Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.