2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Donating to us is always voluntary and we prefer not to practice a public collection during the formal part of the meeting. We believe this helps to promote an atmosphere of “purposeful” and “cheerful” giving in our church. We strive to keep all donations as anonymous as possible so that your heavenly reward  is maximised (Matthew 6:1-4).


How to Donate to Us

You can financially support the work we do at our church by one of three ways (listed in order of preference):

Direct Deposit

Account Name: The Church in Liverpool
BSB Number: 302-162
Account Number: 0802808

Advantages

  • No transaction fees charged with the major Australian banks.
  • Ability to set up reoccurring transfers for ongoing support.
  • Less security risk from having less cash on hand.
  • More convenient due to less cash needing to be counted and banked.

Disadvantages

  • Depending on your bank, this method may not enable anonymous donations (ie. your account name may appear on the bank statement).
  • Not cost effective for overseas supporters due to the high transaction fees incurred for international direct deposits.

Cash Donations

There is a small collections box that you can place your cash donations into when you gather with the church each Sunday.

Advantages

  • Encourages church attendance.
  • No transaction fees involved.
  • Donations are kept completely anonymous.

Disadvantages

  • Increased security risk from having additional cash on hand.
  • Less convenient due to more cash needing to be counted and banked.
  • Not an option for those who are not church members.

Online via PayPal

I would encourage overseas supporters to send donations via PayPal. Direct deposits do not incur any fees within Australia for the major banks. PayPal charges the below fees on donations:

Australians: 1.1% + $0.30
International: 2.1% + fixed fee based on country of origin

Advantages

  • Very simple to make a donation or set up monthly reoccurring support.
  • Enables overseas supporters to donate.

Disadvantages

  • Higher transaction costs than the other methods.

Financial Statements

If you have any questions about how our church uses donations, please contact us. We understand that money can be a sensitive issue and strive to be transparent as possible with how much comes in and where it goes.

INFOFINANCIAL YEARINCOMEEXPENSESNET INCOMEPDF
2018 - 2019$42,406.79$38,758.14$3,648.65https://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190615-pdf.pnghttps://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TCIL-Financial-Statement-FY19.pdf
2017 - 2018$45,378.60$52,058.70-$6,680.10https://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190615-pdf.pnghttps://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TCIL-Financial-Statement-FY18.pdf
2016 - 2017$49,053.90$57,124.38-$8,070.48https://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190615-pdf.pnghttps://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TCIL-Financial-Statement-FY17.pdf
2015 - 2016$63,542.50$54,284.19$9,258.31https://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190615-pdf.pnghttps://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TCIL-Financial-Statement-FY16.pdf
Mar-Jun 2015$8,846.12$4,417.56$4,428.56https://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190615-pdf.pnghttps://tcil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TCIL-Financial-Statement-FY15.pdf

Glossary of Categories

CATEGORYDESCRIPTION
INCOME
CashCash received in the donations box at the church building.
Direct DepositDonations deposited directly into the church bank account.
PayPalOverseas or online donations received via PayPal.
EXPENSES
FacilitiesDisposable fellowship, kitchen, bathroom or cleaning supplies.
FoodFood bought for lunch or dinner at Sunday meetings.
Building MaintenanceRepairs or improvements to the building where we meet.
Building RentRent paid for use of the church building and facilities.
House RentPortion of the rent of the bishop’s home paid for by the church.
BiblesPaper bibles to give to new believers or church members.
EquipmentAudio, visual, furniture, kitchen, fellowship or storage equipement.
Gifts / Give-AwaysItems purchased to give away as rewards or incentives.
Print / PromoGospel tracts and any posters or signage.
Kids Bible ClubEquipment or materials bought for our children's ministry.
Social ActivitiesSocial activities paid for using church donations.
TravelFlights for mission trips or church related events.
AccountingAccounting software and any related services.
AdvertisingOnline advertising expenses including social media.
EducationBooks or courses for the bishop.
InsurancePublic liability insurance.
MobileChurch contact mobile number.
SoftwarePaid application such as Spotio for tracking door-knocking.
WebsiteDomain name, hosting fees and paid plugins
Donations / CausesFinancial support given to churches, ministries or lobby groups.
Financial SupportFinancial assistance provided to church members or those in need.