Thursday, May 01, 2014

How churches can support each other through financial twinning

By James Paice
March 27, 2014

Churches which preach the biblical gospel are twinning financially so that richer churches can partner the work of poorer ones. In this article from the latest edition of Crossway, James Paice explains how and why they are doing it.

We all, I hope, believe in the biblical principle of supporting poorer churches. The principle goes as far back as the earliest days of the church. The apostle Paul took part in at least two collections where churches outside Judea made donations ‘for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem’ (Romans 15:26; Acts 11:29-30).

The difficulty comes for members of the Church of England when we are expected to support poorer churches which do not preach the biblical gospel of repentance and faith in a unique and saving Christ, but a false gospel of ‘God will bless you as you are’ (in your sin).

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