Both are simply a response to what Jesus has done for us. All of our pastoral ministries, our staff costs and our outreach into Wycombe and overseas are paid for by financial gifts from the church. So at King’s we believe in giving regularly, generously, joyfully and sacrificially, knowing we’re advancing the kingdom. Click here for guidelines about this heart issue.
Click here to find out more about the money we have received and how it has been spent.
If you’d like to give to King’s, there are several ways to do it.
If you are registered for online banking you can use your own bank’s online services to ‘make a payment’. Our bank details are:
Account Name: King’s Church High Wycombe
Account no.: 95126177
Sort Code: 40-38-04
Please use your surname and initials as your reference when doing transfers and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ve set up a new transfer.
If you give on a regular basis, you might like to consider setting up a Standing Order. This really helps us with our planning and budgeting. You can set this up directly with your own bank online, over the phone or in person at the bank. Please use our bank account details given above.
Give by debit/credit card*
Give by text**
Text KCHWGIFT followed by the amount you wish to give, e.g. KCHWGIFT 20 to donate £20, to 70085.
* iKnow will deduct 35 pence for each transaction, plus 1.5% for any gift by debit card and 2.5% for any gift by credit card, to cover their overheads.
** Texts cost the amount of your gift plus one standard rate message. Donr will deduct 5% of each transaction to cover their overheads. Please note that a maximum of £20 per text message and a maximum of £30 per day applies.
However you choose to give, as long as you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid enables you to boost the value of your donations by 25p for every £1 given. That means a £10 donation becomes £12.50, or a £100 donation becomes £125 and so on – at no additional cost to you. What a totally brilliant scheme.
You only need to do this once and as long as we can identify your future gifts as coming from you, we will automatically request the Gift Aid on your behalf.
When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to King’s Church.
When you shop at over 4,400 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer via Give as you Live Online, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us!
Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple!
We want to be a church where no one stands alone, and a church that reaches our town with the love of Jesus.
To find out more, watch the video below.
Give by Bank Transfer
If you are registered for online banking, use your own bank’s online services to ‘make a payment’ to:
Account Name: King’s Church High Wycombe Hope Fund
Account number: 82769824
Sort code: 40-24-17
*Please note that this is a different bank account to our general giving account, but if you do need to use the general one, please use the Reference “Hope”.
Invest in the Kingdom
Gift Days play a significant role in the life of our church. They’re an opportunity for us to give, over and above our regular giving, to invest in the kingdom.
Our two 2021 days, in July and November, were to do two things: to buy a plot of land, so King’s Church Kathmandu can move to a new church building, away from persecution – and to invest in the kingdom close to home through our Vision Fund and Hope Fund.
The 2 Gift Days in 2021 raised over the £150,000 target – and that money is already being invested to change lives. Watch these further videos for more insight into the two different areas we gave to:
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
A heart issue
Jesus talked about money more than he talked about virtually any other topic. And so we believe that giving is an essential part of our discipleship and our relationship with God. Primarily, giving is a heart issue. While giving would be an expectation of commitment to the church, it’s not forced and it’s not a subscription fee! None of the leaders of the church know who gives what, or who gives at all. However, as Tim Keller says, “There will be no significant spiritual growth in your life unless you put money and your attitude towards it into God’s hands.”
What to give
We believe the Bible teaches the following principles about giving:
- Everything you have belongs to God (Ps 24:1) – He is the owner, we are the stewards
- Give first to God rather than what you have left – the principle of ‘firstfruits’ runs throughout the Bible
- Giving should be regular*, systematic and proportional to your income (1 Cor 16:1–2)
- Many people find the ‘tithe’ (10%) to be a helpful guideline. However, this is not a rule – the New Testament emphasis is that what you give should be generous and sacrificial (eg 2 Cor 8:1–7) – so the question is, what is generous and sacrificial for you?
- God provides when we give generously so we can continue to give generously (2 Cor 9:6–11)
- Giving and generosity is the one area in which God invites His people to put Him to the test (Malachi 3:10)
The blessing of giving
We believe that it’s actually a blessing and a privilege to give to the work of the church and God’s Kingdom. The apostle Paul writes: “But since you excel in everything… see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” (2 Corinthians 8:7) Giving is not a legalistic thing – it is a reflection of God’s grace – we can never out-give God. Giving is a privilege, a joy and a great investment.
Give out of what you have
We recognise that your personal circumstances will affect how you are able to give. If this is a difficult time for you financially, please do not feel under any obligation – we believe you should only give out of what you have. Feel free to talk to a leader if you are struggling with debt.