Christ Church Umhlanga
Our do's & dont's
At CCU it is our practice not to take a collection in our services. We have two reasons for this: firstly, we do not want visitors to feel pressure. Secondly, we do want those who consider CCU their home to give thoughtfully, deliberately and regularly. In our modern culture that is best achieved when giving is done electronically. While most people choose the EFT payment system we do provide cash boxes at the back of the main hall to cater for cash givers and aswell as Zapper.
Why we give
The Bible is clear that Christians ought to give money to gospel ministry. It’s an indication that we are trusting in God for our needs. Giving is an indication that we are grateful for the generosity of God in giving us his Son, Jesus, who gave his life as a ransom for our sins.
How we give
The New Testament gives us three attitudes that are to accompany giving:
Giving sacrificially means giving what we can’t afford to give.
Generosity in the Bible is not measured by how much we give, but by how much we have left.
Giving cheerfully means giving willingly and not under compulsion.
These principles are clearly set out in the three most important chapters on money in the New Testament: 2 Corinthians 8-9 and 1 Timothy 6. If you would like to give to the work at Christ Church Umhlanga please bear these principles in mind.
Our financial books are audited externally annually. Since we have an open-book policy any member is free to see our books or meet with our treasurer. We also have a finance committee that reports regularly to the church council.