“But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Corinthians 8:7
As a faith ministry we believe that the work of missions is a shared effort and all can contribute in different ways. It is our work, and it is yours. We labour together as the Body of Christ. Giving is a privilege and a ministry. And you can make a vital contribution by helping missionaries to minister effectively. Our goal is to help facilitate a long-term relationship which you find satisfying and which benefits the workers on the ground. Faithful prayers and generous giving are blessed by God. The information in this page assists you in your ministry of giving. If you decide to help us, or if we can serve you in another way, please let us know.
How to give
Italian Ministries is a non-profit organization (UK registered charity, in Usa a 501(c)(3) organization), dependent upon God for its resources. We believe that He has established this ministry and will continue to provide for our needs through the gifts of His people. To that end we extend an invitation to you to join those who are already giving to the work. Your regular contributions are of vital importance to Italian Ministries and its missionaries because they provide stability and help us to plan ahead in our ministry with confidence. Please make a prayerful commitment to any of the below. If you have questions, please contact us, we would love to talk to you. Or you can email us at email@example.com
There are many aspects of the work to which you could contribute. Here are some ideas:
• Sponsor and support an Italian worker.
• IM Office (administration).
• Scholarships to train Italians believers and leaders in mission.
• Sponsor a special IM event (conference or mission congress).
• A Missionary retreat.
• Fiscal Service for missionaries and ministries in Italy (The Rooms-Oikonomos).
• Development of resources for informing and challenging churches about mission.
• Emergency fund for ministry.
• Literature publishing projects, and there are many others.
You can make a donation to Italian Ministries UK in one of the following ways:
• By Standing Order
You may instruct your bank to make a regular payment to Italian Ministries UK. To set this up, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• By post
Please send your cheque or charity voucher (Stewardship or Charities Aid Foundation) to the IM UK Treasurer:
Mrs J Walker, Suite 150 Hill House, 210 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 6NP
The Gift Aid system gives charities like Italian Ministries the opportunity to reclaim tax on all gifts made by tax-payers in the UK. If you pay tax, all you need to do to help us benefit is make a simple one-off Gift Aid Declaration. After that, gifts you make will be tax-reclaimable. Plus, don’t forget your giving could be increased through Gift Aid, meaning IM will get even more support! There is no minimum value gift to qualify. If you are unsure about whether your donation will qualify under the scheme, please contact us or ask your local tax office for leaflet IR113. Filling in a Gift Aid Form.
If you would like to make a donation to IM you can do so now through the give.net website operated by Stewardship. This enables you to give quickly and easily using a credit or debit card. Just follow the simple, online instructions.
Just click on this link – https://my.give.net/imuk– and you will be taken directly to the appropriate page for giving to IM.
Donations can be made by following the informations on the website of Italian Ministries USA www.italianministriesusa.org.
USING FUNDS WISELY
You might wonder what happens to your donation. A 3% processing fee is charged on designated gifts (donations for GMI are exempt). The IM Board carefully budgets each year for the strategic use for income and, undesignated gifts are carefully and prayerfully directed to areas of the ministry where there is most need. Up to 80% of these funds go into a common fund for Italian national workers serving with GMI. Thank you very much for your generous giving and your partnership in the Gospel.