Why We Give
At GEBC we encourage people to honour God with their finances. We are stewards, rather than owners, of property and income, and Christian worship includes the expression of giving. How and when people honour God in this way is obviously a personal matter. We do encourage those who make GEBC their church home to include our church (and its ministries) in their expression of worship through giving. There are several ways this can be done.
You can give your tithes and offerings in total anonymity by giving in cash via the weekly collection taken up at our worship services.
The church provides a supply of especially printed envelops for giving of tithes and offerings. These enable givers to designate where and how they want their gift to be dispersed. Supplies of these envelopes are always available in the church foyer, or from the Church Office – simply help yourself. Remember to write your ‘giving number’ on the envelope.
To take advantage of the tax rebate offered on charitable donations a tax receipt can be issued at the end of the financial year. Those wanting a tax receipt must use a system of giving that identifies the giver. The church organises record keeping for this purpose in a highly confidential manner. A ‘giving number’ is allocated to the donor and needs to be written on the envelope containing the gift that is placed in the offering bag. A tally is kept of all giving throughout the year in respect to this ‘giving number’ and an appropriate receipt issued. To obtain a ‘giving number’ please contact the Church Office.
There is an EFTPOS terminal available each Sunday outside the Church Office. Just follow the ‘Do it yourself’ instruction sheet to give directly into the Church account. Place one copy of the receipt in an ‘offering envelope’ together with your ‘giving number’ if you wish to receive a tax receipt and/or designate where the offering is to go.
Automatic Payment Giving
Giving via Automatic Payment enables people to be systematic in their giving, even if they are unable to attend a worship service.
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Please use your tithe number as a reference or your name.