Tithes & Offerings
We believe that God calls us to a life of generosity, love and sacrifice. We see in scripture that life is about others and the only thing that we can take to heaven with us is 'people' and so this affects the way we see and use money.
We believe in the principle of the tithes & offerings and believe that if all contribute then the Church acts as a storehouse caring for those it is called to help and reach.
"Bring the full tithe (10%) into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need." -Malachi 3:10
Good Samaritan: Our COVID-19 Response
As a church, it has come to our attention that there are church family members who are being financially affected at this time, directly due to the corona lockdown. It is our desire, as a family to help our brothers and sisters in this time of need by setting up a Good Samaritan fund.
For those of us who have sufficient, we want to give the opportunity to make an offering of ANY amount into this special fund.
The funds will then be distributed to these people in need. The early church did a similar thing in Paul’s day and provided for the saints in need.
You can do this by bank transfer, just make sure to set the reference as 'Good Samaritan'
If you use internet banking, you can set up regular giving yourself.
You can also fill a Gift Aid form
online or on Sunday from reception.
Account Name: CMI
Sort Code: 80-11-00
Account No: 06085191
Where Does Your Money Go?
Our aim is to be good stewards through your generosity
When you give online, you are able to give towards a certain area of our church if you desire.
If not, just select 'Regular giving' and we will steward your finances where we feel is most beneficial.
Soup Run & Storehouse
As part of our local outreach and a network of churches in Bristol, every week we help as part of the soup run in Bristol that feeds and help the homeless in the city.
Our Storehouse is a food bank available to anyone in need.
At Carmel, it is part of our mandate to go into the world and preach the kingdom of God.
We do this by going on mission trips around the world to countries such as Bosnia, Uganda & Zambia
We believe that training up the next generation is so important because they are our future world leaders.
We are heavily invested in doing this through our R3 youth ministry.
At Carmel, we have an annual tradition of 'The hamper project' every Christmas.
We usually pack around 1500 food hampers every year to go to those who need them around the Christmas season.
Local Outreach & Events
We think that it is so important to reach out to those in your community as well as our members and offer something that is beneficial to them.
This is why we try our best to plug ourselves into the community and host events for people to come to.
As a vibrant church, there are lots of different areas that we are working in and giving towards.
Some more examples are:
Church maintenance, children's resources, our staff salary, prison ministry