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 Cor 9:7
St James Turramurra
BSB 032089 | ACCOUNT # 250028
Thank you for your involvement with the parish of St James and our three ministry centres – King St, Bobbin Head and Warrawee. It is our joy to partner in gospel ministry with you.
In April, our Wardens brought to our members’ attention the significant financial pressures we are facing. In July, they put together this update about the generous response from a number in the parish, and our current financial position:
Our members are encouraged to think about their approach to giving, taking into account any personal challenges in the current season. The biblical principles explored in the Good Giving Guide are a good place to start if you haven’t considered this before. In particular, a regular weekly/fortnightly/monthly contribution or small increase to your current contribution, whatever the amount, will assist planning across the parish.
St James is funded substantially by its members, whose giving enables:
This period of uncertainty and technological challenge has been difficult for everyone – forcing us to acknowledge our frailty, adapt in sub-optimal and uncomfortable situations, and learn new skills. We are so thankful that we have been “together” with you in this. It is our prayer that you have found times of connection and encouragement in our online community (even as we eagerly anticipate gathering face-to-face), and that our team has supported you in various ways at this time. Please let us know if there are ways we can help you using these contact details.
We have seen many examples of how God is at work during this time, drawing people to himself. That is our primary purpose and, for this work of God’s goodness, we are grateful for our partnership with you.
During the Covid season, the use of cash is not encouraged in the general community, and restrictions on our gathering and workplace have also made this method of giving difficult. Because of this, one of the most helpful things that members can do in addition to giving regularly is to give electronically, using the bank account details relevant to your congregation:
KING STREET CONGREGATIONS
BSB 032-089 | Account # 250028
BOBBIN HEAD CONGREGATION
BSB 032-189 | Account # 282211
BSB 032-089 | Account # 235709
If you are unsure about how to do internet banking, the best thing to do is to talk about it with your bank.
The St James Ministry Training Scholarship Fund (MTSF) was established in 2012 to enable financial resources to be set aside for the purpose of ministry training programmes conducted by, linked with, or endorsed by St James Anglican Church Turramurra. This tax-deductible fund is presently supporting ministry staff studying at theological college and Trainees under the Ministry Training Strategy as they consider the potential for vocational ministry (see also the booklet ‘Ministry Training at St James’).
To give electronically to the Ministry Training Scholarship Fund:
BSB 032 089 | Account # 273 449
St James King Street is in formal partnership with a number of Gospel Partners, serving in ministry locally, around the country, and overseas. Many of them are in environments where persecution and security concerns are a daily challenge. Our prayerful and financial support enables them to continue serving and reaching the lost. Contributions to the St James Gospel Partners Fund (Missions) are allocated proportionately. Members also contribute directly to the mission organisations supporting our Partners.
To give electronically to the Gospel Partners’ Fund:
BSB 032-089 | Account # 146378
St James also has Property Funds to support the development of our facilities and resources for ministry. For the present season, we are respectfully asking our members to prioritise supporting the funds mentioned above.