What Happens When I Give?
Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni members are encouraged to give proportionally, anonymously, cheerfully, sacrificially and regularly. Giving of our time, talent and treasurer is part of our worship to almighty God. Have you asked the question what happens when I give?
The short answer is ministry happens and God is glorified when you give. Your giving enables our church to focus on Biblical teaching, passionate evangelism, loving fellowship and fervent worship.
What Ministry Is Happening?
Our staff account for up to 82% of our budget. Each week they sit down and plan the week ahead so it is easy to see where they are ministering.
Mark preaches most weeks and leads Bible studies. He conducts outreaches to the community and a primary school. Mark pastors and counsels and does the church’s administration.
Mark serves as a full time elder focusing on teaching. He is married to Liezl and has three children, Kaitlyn, Kathryn and Thomas. Mark was saved in the 90’s in Midrand Chapel, Gauteng. He previously served as an elder at Midrand Chapel and was sent out from that church as a missionary in 2010. He became an elder at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni in 2010.
Gideon preaches regularly and leads Bible studies. He spearheads outreaches to clinics and schools. Gideon pastors and counsels and does some administration.
Gideon serves as a full time elder focusing on missions. He is married to Chiletso and has a child, Jeremiah. Gideon was saved in 2002 in Lilongwe, Malawi. He previously served as a missionary with Capital City Baptist Church, Lilongwe and came to South Africa to study at the William Carey School of Missions and later Christ Seminary. Gideon is a graduate from Christ Seminary. He became an elder at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni in 2012
Menzi attends Bible studies and is involved in Sunday services. He participates in evangelistic outreaches. Menzi coordinates our youth program and studies through Christ Seminary.
Menzi coordinates our mercy ministry.
What Other Ministry Is Happening?
Tons! When you give we’re able to host conferences, pay song license fees, provide tea and coffee and meals for fellowship, distribute food to the poor, support our missionaries, partner with other Baptist churches and take care of operating costs like the gardener, the domestic worker, the telephone, the water and lights.
How Can I Partner In Ministry?
Ask God for spiritual guidance.
Intentionally plan your contribution.
Proportionally, cheerfully and regularly
EFTs are a cheaper, more convenient, safer way of transferring money. It also enables us to plan with more precision.
￼￼￼￼We continue to encourage members to deposit into the follow account:
Bank: Standard Bank Account: Crystal Park Baptist Church
Number: 021 103 100
Code: 013 042
Want more Information?
Contact the church treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about Giving?
Giving as an act of worship is a familiar theme throughout Scripture (Numbers 18:26). In the Old Testament all Israelites tithed their earnings, around 23.3%, as a method of taxation; which provided for the needs of the priests of the Tabernacle and the sacrificial system (2 Chronicles 31:5).
Christians are not told to tithe however we give proportionally to what we earn (1 Corinthians 16:1 – 2).
We give to meet the needs of the saints (Acts 2:44 – 45), the needs of Christian workers (1 Timothy 5:17 – 18) and the needs of the poor (Matthew 25:31 – 40).
Our giving should be anonymous (Matthew 6:1 – 4) and should be considered a great privileged, not a heavy burden; done with cheerfulness of heart (2 Corinthians 9:7) and be sacrificial in nature (2 Corinthians 8:1 – 5).
Giving is part of regular worship however special offerings can be taken up (Acts 11:29 – 30).
Finally our prime motive of giving is the example laid down by our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 8 – 9). Our giving ought to be a self-motivated, God-glorifying act of worship (2 Corinthians 9:7).