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Why give?

The Bible has a lot to say about the way in which we handle money. In fact, Jesus spoke about money more than He spoke about even heaven or hell. So in Matthew 6:21, for example, He tells us plainly that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.

Ultimately, God is more interested in the attitude of our hearts than He is in our money, yet how we invest our finances says a lot about where our devotion really lies. Of course, you can give and fail to love, but what you cannot do is love Jesus and fail to give!

God owes us nothing, yet has given us everything as well as Jesus, His own Son. Giving, then, is nothing less than our response of worship to all that God has already done for us and is a basic part of what it means to be a Christian who is committed to a local church.

How to give?

The Bible sets out some helpful principles, (e.g. 2 Corinthians 9:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2  and 2 Corinthians 8:2-3), about how we should give:

  • FREELY … cheerfully and not under compulsion.
  • REGULARLY … each week or month.
  • PROPORTIONALLY … in line with our income.
  • GENEROUSLY … as an act of faith.
  • SACRIFICALLY … trusting God to provide for all our needs.

Giving to ONELIFE

Practically, there are a number of different ways in which you can partner with us by giving financially to ONELIFE Church Slough.

  • You can give online via debit or credit card by clicking on the ‘Donate Online’ button below. There are no administration costs beyond those charged by your debit or credit card company for giving in this way, so we will receive your whole donation minus debit or credit card processing fees, i.e. 15p per donation via debit card and 1.3% per donation via credit card. You can also gift aid your donation by completing the necessary steps in the process.

    DONATE ONLINE

  • If you would like to give on a regular basis to what we are looking to God to see take shape here in Slough and beyond, this is the best way of partnering with us and supporting the mission we are on together. Giving by standing order also helps us with our forward planning and budgeting.

    Setting up a standing order can be done directly via online or telephone banking. Please see below for our bank account details – you will need these in order to set this up. Alternatively, simply complete one of our Standing Order Forms and return this in person at your bank.

    Account Name: ONELIFE Church Slough
    Sort Code: 40-52-40
    Account No.: 00024311

    Please use your surname and initials as your reference when setting up a standing order, and email hello@onelifeslough.org.uk to let us know that you have done so.

  • If you are registered for online banking you can set up a direct transfer through you bank’s internet banking. You will need our account details in order to do this. These are:

    Account Name: ONELIFE Church Slough
    Sort Code: 40-52-40
    Account No.: 00024311

    Again, please use your surname and initials as your reference when giving online, and email hello@onelifeslough.org.uk to let us know that you have set up a new transfer.

  • If you would like to give by cheque, you can do this by making your cheque payable to ‘ONELIFE Church Slough’. Please email us at hello@onelifeslough.org.uk for details of where to send this to.
  • You can also give directly into our bank account via text message. Simply text LKCH15 followed by one of the following amounts, i.e. £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10, to 70070, e.g. LKCH15 £5. (LKCH15 stands for LUke CHapter 15. You can donate up to a maximum of £30 a day in this way.)

    Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator’s standard rate. ONELIFE Church Slough will receive 100% of your donation. On sending your text you will receive a text message back with a link enabling you to gift aid your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payers permission.

Money for Nothing – Tax Efficient Giving

However you choose to give, if you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid enables us to claim an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate to the church – at no cost to you!

Please consider completing a Gift Aid Declaration Form and returning this to us in order to maximise your giving in this way. You only need to do this once – as long as we can identify any future donations as coming from you, we will automatically reclaim the gift aid on your behalf. 

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