God has given us everything we have and we are called to be faithful stewards.
We deliberately do not take a collection at our Sunday services. We do not want any of our guests or newcomers to misunderstand our motives, and we want our church members to think carefully and prayerfully about their giving rather than just digging out whatever is in their wallets. Below are some reasons why people who love Jesus wish to give generously.
Everything we do at ABK is made possible by your giving. THANK YOU for investing in the mission of Jesus in our area.
How To Give
+ STANDING ORDERS
Standing orders are the best way to financially support us. There are separate accounts, depending on whether you can Gift Aid (see below) your money or not.
If you're a UK Tax Payer, you can Gift Aid your money for free.
Please use these details:
Sort Code: 82-65-15 Account No: 00016242
If you don't pay tax, please use these details.
Sort Code: 82-65-15 Account No: 30025015
+ SHOPPING ONLINE?
Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for ABK Church through easyfundraising.org.uk
There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including Amazon, eBay, Argos, Tesco, and Booking.com – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to easyfundraising.org.uk and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to ABK Church at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges. Just shop - and ABK Church gets a free donation!
+ GIVE ON SUNDAYS
If you're coming along on Sunday, you're very welcome to give by putting your donation in the plate on the way into worship. There will be a plate available as you enter into the church building where you can donate your gift.
+ SEND A CHEQUE
Please make cheques payable to: 'Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church'.
Post them to: ABK Church, 43 King Street, Inverbervie, DD10 0RQ
If you pay tax, please Gift Aid it (see below).
+ LEAVE A LEGACY
We're so grateful for those who remember the work of Jesus' Church here at ABK. Please think about leaving us a gift in your will.
* A Quick Note about Gift Aid
If you pay tax, the Government kindly gives us an extra 25p for every £1 you give us. You need to fill in a quick form on the button below so we can claim the money from HMRC for absolutely no cost to you.
Why Christians Should Give
TO RESPOND TO GOD’S GRACE
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
TO SUPPORT THE GOSPEL MINISTRY
WE BENEFIT FROM
“If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more?”
TO PARTNER IN GOSPEL MINISTRY
“Dear friends, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you… It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from unbelievers. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth”.
TO EASE THE SUFFERING OF CHRISTIANS ELSEWHERE
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?… When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me’”.
TO SHOW THAT GOD ALONE IS OUR MASTER
“No-one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
How Christians Should Give
“We want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian church. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity”.
“Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put… Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny… Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything – all she had to live on”.
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them… But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret”.