Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church relies on the prayerful financial giving of our church members and congregation.
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – (2 Corinthians 9:7).
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Giving: Frequently Asked Questions
Where do our finances come from?
Like other Baptist churches, this church is self-financing. We receive no grants or financial support from the Baptist Union or any other organisation to pay for our ministry. All our finances come from the prayerful giving of our members and congregation.
How are the Church’s finances managed?
The church appoints a Treasurer who works with a Finance Committee to oversee and manage the church’s finances. The annual budget is approved by the November Church Meeting.
What are our major commitments?
Our biggest costs are the stipends and salaries of our ministers and office staff and also the running costs of the various buildings we use to carry out the different activities of the church.
Additionally, the church has a long-standing commitment to support the work of mission, both within our immediate neighbourhood and in other parts of the world. In addition to our missionaries in Holland and Rwanda we also support a number of Christian organisations. The church also has a long-standing commitment to support UK Baptist Mission and smaller Baptist churches through Baptist Union Home Mission.
How do I know what to give?
This is a question each member of our church and congregation has to ask before God as a response to how he is blessing us individually in our work and life. We want to be generous people and provide the necessary resources to fund God’s work through BSBC, whether that is giving towards the running of the day to day activities of the church or in the money that we give to support other work.
To find out more, please contact our Treasurer.