Stewardship is about being responsible for the things God has given us. We are passionate about caring for God’s creation; getting involved in many sustainability related projects.
Stewardship is also about using our gifts, time, skills and money well; recognising God has given us all these things.
Why does a church need money?
The Church of England receives no money from the government. We are the church, and we’re entirely dependent on the generosity of each other to sustain and develop our ministry alongside the people of Northstowe, and further afield. Each month we face a number of costs, including Ministry Share (a payment to the Diocese of Ely to cover clergy stipends, housing and central diocesan costs), room hire, all the resources we use week by week in our Gatherings, youth and children’s work, and other community partnerships.
We are very grateful to the Church of England for initial seedcorn funding. We are delighted that we are now covering our day-to-day running costs (although not yet the full cost of Ministry Share) ourselves. Right now, support from the Benefact Trust
makes a huge difference. But in due course we will need to cover all our own costs.
We also know we can’t live out our values of praying, exploring, and sharing alone: so we give on to ministries that align with our mission-values to help them, too, make a difference.
These have included Toilet Twinning, The Children’s Society, Send A Cow, DEC, The Northstowe Youth Hive, and International Justice Mission