Clergy Log In Church in Wales

Finance and Funding matters

across the Diocese of St Asaph

In this section you will find resources for encouraging generosity; links to funding opportunities; information about producing accounts and help with meeting the requirements of the Charity Commission.

What we believe…

About Using Our Resources

 

Christians are called to use all their resources for God’s purposes.  This means using our time, our skills and our money for God.

In our materialistic society, living with debt is often the norm.  The purchase of the latest gadget feels so important, but God has a different perspective. Jesus teaches us to love people and use things – but society often seems to do the opposite.

Jesus told stories to challenge people about how they use their money and possessions. He talked so much about money because he knew how our lives often revolve around it.

Christians believe that everything they have comes from God. Even the money earned is earned using gifts given by God. So it isn’t unreasonable to try and follow God’s teaching in how we use the money.

We are taught to budget, so that we don’t get into debt; to save wisely but not to excess; to spend prudently and to support our families. God wants our resources to flow freely wherever the need happens to be. We are taught that our attitude to this giving is more important than how much we give. We try to give generously whilst being cheerful about it. Not always easy!