From the elders:
There are many things that it is lawful for a church to spend money on, but there are three things that the church is expected to spend money on.
- Her ministers 1 Timothy 5:17 Galatians 6:6 1 Corinthians 9:14
- Those taking the Gospel to other places Philippians 1:5 Philippians 4:15-18 2 Corinthians 11:8-9 Acts 18:3-5 3 John 5-8
- The needy in her own ranks, and given surplus, beyond Galatians 6:10 1 John 3:17 Matthew 25:34-40
Giving to Christ Church will support our pastors/elders and their families, purchase communion supplies, and contribute to a benevolence fund to help those in our church who may find themselves in need as well as supporting missionaries whose work we believe in.
What we see clearly in Scripture is that the church is primarily to spend her money on people. We want to invest in people not programs, to support ministers not ministries.
We will always be financially transparent, and access to financial information will be readily available to those interested in the particulars.