Giving at St Nics'
One of the ways in which we put St Nics' vision into practice is to give at least 10% of our income to Christian charitable organisations. We encourage individuals to similarly give to the work of the local church. We are completely self-funded and rely on regular giving by members and visitors for our day-to-day ministry expenses. The Bible teaches that giving should be generous, according to one’s ability, regular and sacrificial.
How to give to the work of the Church
- Through the weekly envelope system
- By setting up electronic transfers directly through your bank
- By donating to the following church funds:
- St Nicolas’ Scripture in Government Schools Foundation
- St Nicolas’ National Trust Building Fund
Organisations that St Nics' has supported over the years
Anglicare Chaplains Ministry
ANGLICARE’s team of dedicated prison chaplains minister in the most challenging environments throughout Sydney and Wollongong; prisons, juvenile justice centres, hospitals and mental health facilities. Chaplains reach out to the lost, outcast and neglected, sharing Christ’s compassion and grace with them. It’s a difficult ministry, and largely unseen by the community. But the support they give to those affected by tragedy, illness or the consequences of poor judgement is immeasurable; they daily demonstrate the strength that comes from an unswerving faith in God.
For more information visit www.anglicare.org.au
MMM International is an amazing mission organisation established to help Christian ministries with their building and maintenance needs. Their volunteers travel to many locations to give hands-on and wonderfully practical help to facilitate Christian ministry. Ministries assisted include education, health care, outreach, evangelism and church planting ministries. Also, local and overseas churches and faith missions both in Australia and around the world.
For more information visit www.mmm.org.au
MegaVoice produces state-of-the-art digital audio players and accessories designed to carry the word of God all over the world. MegaVoice audio players are easy to use, rugged, and free of internal moving parts. They are ideal for delivering a message to non-readers and those without modern communications services or electricity. Players are the size of a mobile phone and come in 'fixed-message' and 're-programmable' models.
For more information visit www.megavoice.com
BCA – Bush Church Aid Society
Many St Nics' members give aid to BCA by using their money box system. BCA has a priority of mission to the isolated, remote urban and rural people of Australia. Their purpose is to:
- proclaim Christ so that people may respond to him
- nurture Christians in their faith and ministry
- strengthen local Christian communities in their mission
- provide services of Christian care and advocacy
- develop an understanding of Christ’s mission
- promote active partnership throughout the Church
For more information visit www.bushchurchaid.com.au
TEAR Australia – Christian Action with the World’s Poor
St Nics' participates with TEAR each Christmas by running a four week campaign using their ‘Arguably the World’s Most Useful Gift Catalogue’. TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. Their motivation comes from their belief that God loves all people, and that Christ offers them the opportunity of a new life. Rather than establish their own relief and development projects, they support the initiatives of other Christian groups, including churches, relief and development agencies and community-based organisations, which are working with the poor in their communities. TEAR seek to build effective relationships with these partners, grounded in mutual respect, trust and accountability.
For more information visit www.tear.org.au
The Bible League – Bibles for the Persecuted
St Nics' participates with the Bible League each year with a three week campaign of focusing on persecuted Christians, prayer and giving. God has called the Bible League to provide His Word around the world and bring people into relationship with Christ and His Church. They provide Scriptures to the right people, in the right language, in the right way, at the right cost, with the right partners and for the right results.
For more information visit www.bibleleague.com.au