God provides for the ministry of the Church through tithes and offerings. God’s Word calls us to “tithe” (give 10%) of what he gives us, to do his work. Offerings given to God are gifts above and beyond our tithes. Tithes and offerings are vital to the health of Our Church and provide for all the areas of ministry and outreach.
Most tithes are given within the parish church. These, in turn, tithe to the Diocese, and the Diocese to the Province. The Provincial budget, therefore, functions off of a tenth of a tenth. While keeping donations closest to the people who give is intentional, the Province does need funding to carry out its work. Most funds disbursed by the Province go towards missions, but money is needed for things like religious publications, clergy education, fostering ecumenical relations, and church planting. While ACC members should think of their parish church first, offerings to the Province help keep the ACC functioning at its top level.
In Second Corinthians 9:7-8 we read, "each of you should give what you have decided in your heart what to give, not reluctantly of under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” We pray that this will be true for you.