Stewardship
How the people of God use their financial resources matters. Throughout the Scriptures, it is both the privilege and responsibility of the people of God to care for each other, the widow and orphan and stranger, and the servants of God as well as the place of worship (see Lev 23:22, Deut 10:18, Luke 12:33, 1 Tim 5:3, Jas 1:27, and dozens of other passages). This is part of the biblical concept of stewardship, an idea that includes caring for the numerous resources God has entrusted to us: time, finances, talent, and even Creation itself. At Christ Church, we trust that our people will not only see the value of ministry together, but will take responsibility for the right ordering of finances for our longterm health and vitality as a work of God.

To this end, we share the information on this page in effort to keep our people informed, provide resources to help each person think through his or her personal stewardship, demonstrate financial transparency, and encourage all to give in an appropriate way to the church.

CORE FACTS ABOUT FINANCES AT CHRIST CHURCH
As we consider stewardship at Christ Church in particular, it is helpful to keep in mind some core facts about the church:
  • Christ Church Vienna is financially self-supporting. We do not receive any funds from the United Kingdom or Austria, or the Church of England.
  • Out of a commitment to caring for those less fortunate, we give 10 percent of our budget to other charities in Austria and around the world.
  • We give about 10 percent of annual budget to the Common Fund of the Church of England's Diocese in Europe.

With these core facts in mind, our 2020 finances can be considered.
2020 Projected Income

2020 Projected Expenses

Based on the 2019 totals, we are projecting an income in 2020 of €213.445 and have approved a budget of €229.414. This means we will need to use €15.969 of our reserve funds this year in order to pay for our ministry commitments if we don't find additional income from the giving of the church members. Given this, we ask the church membership to prayerfully consider additional tithes and offerings.

If every regular member of Christ Church gave an additional €10 per month this year, we would more than make up the difference between projected income and expenses.
GIVE TO CHRIST CHURCH
More information about giving to Christ Church can be found on our giving page. We welcome cash gifts in the offering, standing orders through Bank Austria (see below) or PayPal transfers in Euros, British Pounds, and US Dollars.

BANK: Bank Austria
SWIFT/BIC: BKAUATWW
IBAN: AT85 1100 0005 2407 3400
ACCOUNT NAME: Christ Church Support Association

RESOURCES FOR STEWARDSHIP AT CHRIST CHURCH
In an effort to help the members of Christ Church to think through their personal stewardship, we recommend the following resources: