Life, Love + Freedom Appeal 2023

All about Jesus.

When Lilly arrived in Sydney, she sensed a void in her life. She turned to the internet in search of a church, and that’s when she found Vine Church. Though she had Christian friends before, she had never stepped foot inside a church. Filled with a mix of nervousness and hope she entered our doors and felt an instant wave of relief as she encountered people just like her. 

Through our Explore course, Lilly gradually discovered the profound impact Jesus could have on her life, leading her to make the life-changing decision to follow Him. Lilly represents just one of the many lives transformed by the life, love, and freedom Jesus gives. Every year we want to see more and more people come to know Jesus love. Your generosity is what makes all of this possible! 

 

Life. Love. Freedom Appeal 2023

Join us in making a tax-deductible donation before 30 June to the Life Love Freedom Appeal which will help us connect more people to the life, love and freedom Jesus offers.

Giving to the Vine Church Foundation is tax deductible. Currently we are able to receive gifts for the following purposes: Building Renewal, Care Fund, Scholarships and Bread of Life. An annual tax receipt will be sent in July of every year.

Please consider giving to one of the following foundation activities: 

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Our collective goal for this appeal is $40,000.

Bread of Life

Every Sunday, Bread of Life provides a hot breakfast, Bible study and warm welcome to people on the margins of our city. Join us in making a tax-deductible donation before 30 June to make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing hardship, offering them hope, nourishment, and the gospel of grace.

This is a tax-deductible gift.
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Vine Care

Every week, we all demonstrate our care for one another through big and small ways. In times when people require more support than one person can provide, we come together as a church to lend a helping hand. Through the Care Fund, we provide grocery vouchers to those in need, extend sympathy through flowers during times of bereavement, and provide meals to those who are sick or adjusting to life with a newborn. Join us in making a tax-deductible donation before 30 June to enable us to continue demonstrating care to those facing challenging circumstances. This is a tax-deductible gift.
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Connect Build

Every day our newly renovated buildings serve as a gathering place for people whose lives have been transformed by Jesus. Within these walls, they have Encountered the gospel, experienced the warmth of Christian community, worshiped God, and nurtured their faith. It is here that children and youth learn to follow Jesus. Join us in making a tax-deductible donation before 30 June to help pay down our loan, ensuring that future generations in Surry Hills can experience the life-changing message of Jesus.
This is a tax-deductible gift.
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Together, let's be part of a movement that brings life, love, and freedom to those searching for meaning and purpose. Your generous donation will enable us to continue changing lives and shaping eternal destinies.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. God Gave First
We worship a generous God. The most famous verse in the Bible says that ‘God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jn 3:16). We give because God first gave to us.
 
2. To Worship God
Jesus warned that it is impossible to serve both God and money (Matt 6:24). One of the ways we demonstrate the fact that we worship God and not our money is by giving it away.
 
3. To Be Enriched
Paul told the Ephesians elders, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ (Acts 20:35). The act of giving is spiritually enriching.
 
4. To Multiply Ministry
Paul told Timothy, ‘the elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching’ (1 Tim 5:17). By financially supporting gospel work, we can free up more people to multiply ministry and grow God’s Kingdom.

In the Old Testament, God’s people were encouraged to give a tithe (10%) of their income back to him. By the time we reach the New Testament, a new principle is introduced-sacrificial generosity. Sacrificial generosity replaces the Old Testament principle of tithing. So, rather than being commanded to give10%, Christians are now called to show generosity in response to God’s grace shown to us in Jesus Christ. Even though the New Testament does not lay upon us the old law of 10%, it would seem rather inconsistent with the gospel of grace for us to conclude that we should give any less than 10%. Paradoxically, grace actually lifts the bar on generosity rather than lowering it. If you want to know what generosity looks like, why not try starting with a tithe and see if you can build up from there? Let the tithe be your springboard for generosity.

Donating to the charitable activities of Vine Church is a great way to contribute to the gospel, whilst also boosting your tax return. A tax deductible gift or donation will reduce your taxable income, resulting in a higher refund on tax paid throughout the year or a reduced ATO debt when you complete your tax return. 

Vine Church has the status of a deductible gift recipient (DGR) for our Foundation Activities: Scholarships, Care fund, Connect Building Renewal and Bread of Life. 

For more information, please contact our senior pastor or wardens. 

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If you have questions about giving and this end of financial year appeal, please get in touch and our Senior Pastor, Toby Neal, will respond to you shortly. 

Connect Building Renewal

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING  

Every day our newly renovated buildings serve as a gathering place for people whose lives have been transformed by Jesus. Help pay down our loan, ensuring that future generations in Surry Hills can experience the life-changing message of Jesus. Giving to Connect is tax deductible through the Vine Church Foundation.

Transfer a single or recurring gift from your account using the details below:

Vine Church (Property Account)
BSB 633 000
AC# 1603 17731

Reference for tax-deductible gifts: ConnectBuild + Name (e.g.ConnectBuild CHemsworth) 
*note unique acct # to other ministry areas. 

Give a single or recurring gift via credit card or debit card with no registration or account needed.

Please note this incurs a 1.4% bank fee.

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Care Fund

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING

Every week, we all demonstrate our care for one another through big and small ways. In times when people require more support than one person can provide, we come together as a church to lend a helping hand. Giving towards the care fund will directly help members of our church community experiencing financial distress, grief, sickness or change. This is tax deductible through the Vine Church Foundation.

Transfer a single or recurring gift from your account using the details below:

Vine Church Care Fund
BSB 062 033
AC#1075 1344
Reference: CareFund + Name (E.g. CareFund CHemsworth)

Give a single or recurring gift via credit card or debit card with no registration or account needed.

Please note this incurs a 1.4% bank fee.

Supporting Ministry Training

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING

Every year, we provide a combination of hands-on experience, training and mentoring for a group of men and women who are about to enter full-time gospel ministry. Through the Vine Church Foundation we are able to provide scholarships to train and equip the next generation of gospel ministers in Australia. This is a tax deductible gift.

Transfer a single or recurring gift from your account using the details below:

Vine Church Scholarships*
BSB 062 033
AC# 1075 1344
Reference:  Scholarships + Name  (E.g. Scholarships CHemsworth)

**note unique acct # to other ministry areas. 

Give a single or recurring gift via credit card or debit card with no registration or account needed.

Please note this incurs a 1.4% bank fee.

Bread Of Life

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING

Every Sunday, Bread of Life provides a hot breakfast, Bible study and warm welcome to people on the margins of our city. This fund helps make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing hardship, offering them hope, nourishment, and the gospel of grace. This is tax deductible through the Vine Church Foundation. For more information about Bread of Life, tap here.

Transfer a single or recurring gift from your account using the details below:

Vine Church Bread of Life*
BSB 062 033
AC# 1075 0632
Reference: BOL + Name (E.g. BOL CHemsworth)
*note unique acct # to other ministry areas. 

Give a single or recurring gift via credit card or debit card with no registration or account needed.

Please note this incurs a 1.4% bank fee.

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There is no 9:15am service on Sunday, March 24, 2024, due to the 9.15am Weekend Away.