Giving + GENEROSITY
OUR PRINCIPLE OF GIVING
We give because God gave first, we want to be more like Him and we trust Him
Jesus is the most generous person who ever lived. He gave his life so that we might live. As Christians, we give our time, talent, and money joyfully in response to Jesus’ generosity and to help more people meet Jesus. We dream of becoming a church marked by radical generosity.
We live in a culture where spirituality cannot be separated from generosity. The needs of our communities and of the world are impossible to ignore. The teachings of Jesus implore us to give to those in need and to commit ourselves to an ethic of generosity. The scriptures say that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7) not just because the church’s needs are met, but because God’s heart is made glad when we depend on him to provide for us.
In the Old Testament, 10% of a person’s income was to be given as a “tithe”. Now under grace, we believe that we are free from the law, and we are encouraged to use the 10% as a guideline or starting point for giving to the local church, with any other offerings beyond that.
HOW TO GIVE
Nene Valley Vineyard is a working name of Central Vineyard Northampton a registered charity (No: 1165184)
VIA YOUR BANK
If you have internet banking you can set up regular giving yourself, our bank details are as follows:
CAF Bank Ltd
Account No: 00029166
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Central Vineyard Northampton
ONLINE CARD PAYMENT
Secure payment can be made online via ChurchSuite This is a secure and private way in which you can give to Central Vineyard either as a one-off gift or on a regular basis.
On Sundays as part of our worship, we pass around bowl for cash/cheque giving. Please make cheques out to Central Vineyard Northampton, and mark them for NVV on the back.
If you’re our guest on a Sunday there is no expectation to give.
Whichever method you use, if you are a UK taxpayer don’t forget to sign and complete the Gift Aid section on the Standing Order form. This entitles Nene Valley Vineyard (a working name of Central Vineyard Northampton for now) to claim the tax back that you have paid on your donation – that’s currently equivalent to 25p in every pound, so your money will go even further.
Lord, we give joyfully because you have held nothing back from us
Lord, we give generously because we want to become more like you
Lord, we give sacrificially because we want others to taste the life of your kingdom
Father, receive these gifts and use them for your glory, Amen.
financial update (2021-22)
Shared in October 2022, reflecting on the financial year from April 2021-March. Figures may include all income as part of the charity ‘Central vineyard Northampton’, which is the charity that Nene Valley Vineyard is currently a working name of.