At Gateway we teach the biblical principle of stewardship. We believe that everything we have belongs to God and we are only looking after, or are stewards of, what He has given us. It is with this in mind that we encourage people who call Gateway their home to give regularly and generously in proportion to their income. It takes resources to fulfil all that God has given us to do so let’s ask God what we can do to play our part in giving to the work of Gateway.
It is our practice to take an offering at every Sunday meeting. However, many give directly from their bank account by regular Standing Order. Tithing (giving 10% of our income) is a commitment that many of us at Gateway have decided to undertake.
As mentioned above, we ask all those who call Gateway their ‘home’ to prayerfully consider the amount that they give regularly – and to review that sum as their situation may change. Responsible, joyful giving is one of the marks of a believer!
WAYS TO GIVE
There are four main ways to give at Gateway:
Giving in this way means that those who have responsibility for looking after the finances at Gateway have the benefit of knowing that an assured amount will be available each month.
Please download and complete a Standing Order form or contact us for help in setting up a Standing Order.
ONLINE GIVING VIA DEBIT/CREDIT CARD
Give online with your debit/credit card (standard bank charges are deducted from donations).
ONLINE DIRECT TRANSFER
Log on to your online banking and set up a direct bank transfer.
Gateway Church Swindon
Sort Code: 20-84-58
Account Number: 13163296
Please use your surname and initials as your reference when doing transfers and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you have set up a new transfer.
We take up an offering at all Sunday services. Use the giving envelopes provided to give via cash or cheque (payable to ‘Gateway Church Swindon’). Please put your name on the envelope so we can claim Gift Aid where possible.
AN EXTRA 25% FOR FREE
If you are a UK taxpayer, we may be able to claim back 25p in every pound that you donate at no further cost to you. Please download and complete our Gift Aid Form and return it to the Connect Point or place it in the offering bucket on a Sunday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Finance Team for any queries or assistance about giving/finances at Gateway. You can do this by emailing email@example.com or calling 01793 526130.