How to give
There are a number of ways to give to the work of GracePoint Church:
- Standing order, EFT or cash deposit into our I&M Bank account. Account number: 00101527691410. Account name: “iServe Africa Gospel Society – GracePoint Church”. Branch: Kenyatta Avenue.
- Mobile money transfer via Mpesa Paybill 542542. Account number: 00101527691410.
- Cash or cheque into the offering bag at our Sunday gatherings. Cheques should be made payable to “iServe Africa Gospel Society – GracePoint Church”.
At GracePoint Church we want our giving to be driven by joy in the gospel (2 Cor. 8:2) and not by guilt.
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” (2 Cor. 8:9)
Seeing Christ’s sacrificial love for us – that he gave up everything and went through the poverty of hell so that we could inherit the riches of heaven and the embrace of the Father – gives us gospel joy, turns our hearts from worship of money to worship of our good God, frees us from captivity to our possessions, gets us excited about the church and kingdom of God, and makes us happy givers.
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9:7)
Giving, salvation and membership
GracePoint Church is grateful to receive gifts from anyone who is willing to give them but we would not want anyone to think that they are in any way earning their salvation or any credit with God through their giving. If you are not a believer we would gently discourage you from giving. The most important thing for you is to come to know the undeserved grace of God in Jesus Christ. God is no man’s debtor. He is the God who gives us life and breath and everything and then he gives his Son to die for sinners and his Spirit to join us to his Son. Salvation is by grace alone – a free gift.
As a Christian – someone who has realised their sin (that they deserve hell), received the Son (who went through hell instead of them) and been born again as a child of God – we are turned from being inward-looking takers to outward-looking generous givers. As forgiven sinners we don’t give to ‘keep us in salvation’ or ‘to get us nearer to God’ – No – we continue as we have started depending only on Christ alone who has brought us to God. Rather we give as the fruit of our salvation – an overflow from joyful hearts. As children of God we start asking questions like:
- How can I use all my resources, my home, my energies and time, my whole life in the service of Christ and for the advancing of his gospel?
- How can I be supporting the local church I am attending? What will be needed to sustain this gospel ministry? How can I help this church to advance the gospel in this area?
- How can I be a partner in the gospel like the Philippians and Macedonians?
- What are the needs in the church throughout my country and beyond? What would it look like for me to remember my persecuted brothers as if I was in chains with them?
For those of us who have become members and a joined the GracePoint Church family we have an even stronger responsibility for the work of the gospel at this church and the well-being of our family. In the membership covenant we have promise:
“to serve willingly, to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.”
How is the giving used?
Transparent statements of accounts are presented at regular members meetings. If you have any questions about these, about how to give or any other questions related to church finances please contact our treasurer Margaret Achieng.