Recently the Mission Action Group has been thinking about ways we could develop relationships with the organisations CSMC are supporting through tithing. To help us all feel involved in mission both home and abroad we will from time to time give you some information about these organisations, to raise their profile so we might all pray for them.
On 4th February 2015, Revd Alastair Bolt presented a paper to the Church Council entitled “Tithing the Church’s Income”. This paper looked at the biblical principles of why we should tithe as a church.
A proposal was put forward to begin tithing at 5% by Myers Cooper (Senior Steward) with a view to increasing this to the full 10% in due course. This was seconded by Paul Symons (Treasurer) and was unanimously agreed by the Church Council.
The first year on which a “tithe” was paid was the year to 31st August 2014, when 5% of certain receipts were given.
The percentage was gradually increased by 1% per annum and based on the year to 31st August 2017 we have allocated 8% of these receipts. By 2019 we will be tithing as a church the full 10%.
Published at 7:23 on 11 April 2018