We believe God calls each of us to tithe (or give) as an act of worship – however you’ll find no judgment or awkward stares if you’re not convinced or able! We encourage you to give from an overflow of God’s provision and blessing. An offering is collected during our Sunday services, or you can give using online banking. If you’re giving to a specific part of the C&MA or EDAC’s work, don’t forget to put it in a marked envelope or add a reference.
Where does my giving go?
General giving to EDAC (undesignated) goes toward paying our Pastors and staff, ministry costs, building rent and maintenance and caring for those in our church and community. EDAC includes our West Swan and Armadale congregations.
10% of EDAC’s income is tithed to needs outside of EDAC, including 6% to the National C&MA; and the remainder to Compassion Australia, Gideon Internation, (our two official partners) and to other ministries as our deacons decide. The breakdown of EDAC’s spending is decided by our Boards of Elders and Deacons, based on the budget we adopt at our AGM.
Money given to Northam supports the work of Northam Alliance Church and Avon Vale Youth, where a weekly youth group and Sunday service reach the local Northam community with the Good News. This work is now recognised as ‘missions’ by the C&MA Australia. Most of the giving they receive goes to very practical, basic needs such as transport for the 100 or so youth group participants, food and drink, activity supplies and building hire.
As a C&MA church, we also support a number of Australian missionaries around the world. We have about 10 missionary families and individuals spreading the Good News in places where it hasn’t yet reached. Our annual Faith Promise pledge is what funds the work of these missionaries and determines the number of missionaries our movement can continue to support each year.
Online banking details
Account Name: Eastern Districts Alliance Church
BSB: 066 100
Ref: include a reference so we know where to allocate your giving!