How can I give?

Give Financially

At CityLight we profess that our Sovereign God owns everything and He provides according to His steadfast will and plan. (1 Chronicles 29.10-19, Psalm 24.1-2, Psalm 50.10-11)

We encourage those who consider CityLight home to live lives that are abundantly generous and sacrificial.

Through giving regularly, joyfully, and sacrificially we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others the truth of the gospel of Christ – that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given.  When we give as Christ gave, we joyfully become poor for the sake of others, we recognise Christ as supreme in our lives, we place reliance on him to provide our needs, and we can begin to remove the idol of money and consumerism from our hearts.

You can give to CityLight online using these details:

Citylight Church Glenelg

Name: CityLight Church
BSB: 065 108
ACC: 1039 7345

Citylight Church North Adelaide

Name: CityLight North Adelaide
BSB: 065 108
ACC: 1043 9760

Citylight Church Planting Fund

Name: CityLight Church Planting Fund
BSB: 065 132
ACC:1033 0853

More on Giving

At CityLight we encourage each follower of Christ to prayerfully consider and evaluate what God the Father, through the Spirit, is calling them to give.  Giving generously should be an active and intentional piece of our regular worship and service to our King.  Our aim is to be Christlike in our generosity – ‘who although He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, so that we by His poverty might become rich’. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given – when the King of Glory gave up everything in order to reconcile us to God.  When this Gospel takes root in our lives, we gladly become poor, giving sacrificially of our lives to enrich the lives of others.  In so doing, we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others the great generosity of our abundantly good God. (2. Corinthians 8.9-10, 2 Corinthians 9.7).

Additionally we see in scripture numerous teaching for each believer in regards to money.  Scripture provides encouragement so that we can:

  • Give cheerfully and joyfully – demonstrating an overflowing of love for our God (2 Corinthians 9.7)
  • Give our first fruits – meaning we give of our best and also that we give so that we rely on God to provide the remainder of our needs (Deuteronomy 26.2, Proverbs 3.9)
  • Give humbly – not looking for praise but seeking eternal rewards. (Matthew 6.2)
  • Give regularly – to remind ourselves of His provision to us continually.   (1 Corinthians 16.2)
  • Give sacrificially – so we reflect the way Christ gave to us.  (2 Corinthians 8.9-10)

In addition to encouraging us, Scripture warns us of the many pitfalls of money:

  • Money, or riches, can easily become an idol.  We can to easily rely on our resources to feel secure or provide an identity for us.  The lure of money attracts us in a variety of ways – whether it is the perceived safety net it provides, the power it can bring, or the material things it can buy.  (Matthew 6.19-24, Luke 16.10-13, 1 Timothy 6.10, Ecclesiastes 5.10-12)
  • How we practically manage, spend, give or save our money can potentially expose these idols and help break their hold over our hearts.  (Luke 16.10-13)

We believe that as Christ followers we are called to financially support our local Church & Elders in carrying out God’s vision for the body.  In addition, God calls us to demonstrate mercy & compassion through giving aimed at caring for the widowed, poor, needy and foreigner in our community.  (2 Chronicles 31.4, Deuteronomy 26.12, 1 Corinthians 9.8-14, 1 Timothy 5.17-18, Luke 8.1-3, Isaiah 58.6-12, Deuteronomy 26.12, 2 Corinthians 8-9)

 

How else can I give?

TIME

In Community Together

There are so many ways to get involved in serving at CityLight!  If you can cook a BBQ, have people over to your home, host or lead a home group, welcome people at our Sunday gatherings, help someone move house, mow a lawn, cook a meal for a new mum, go on a mission trip… or absolutely anything else – there are plenty of opportunities to give of your time at Church Glenelg!  Get in touch with your Discipleship group leader for more info!

TALENT

Serving @ CityLight

Are you looking for a way to get connected in community? First, join a Discipleship Group. Second, look for a place to serve.

Serving at CityLight is one of the quickest ways to get to know people and it demonstrates that you are more than a spectator…  you are fully invested and bought into the mission.  We ask that anyone and everyone who calls CityLight home be serving in one way or another.

If you’re gifted in an area, or interested in developing your skills.. there are many ways to use your talent in the church in areas like music, tech, website, video, teaching, photography, graphic design, and heaps more!

Speak to your Discipleship Group leader, or e-mail us HERE, and we will help you find something to get stuck into! If you have a passion for a particular area of service, just speak up and we’ll help you fulfil that passion at CityLight.