Giving

Every one should give what they have decided in their hearts to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver“.

(2 Corinthians 9:7)

ICL bank account information is as follows:

International Church Leiden, ABN AMRO NL77ABNA0404457940

At ICL we believe that honouring Jesus in every area of our lives, includes the offering up of our time, skills and finances. We encourage individuals to pray about what they should give financially, but do not believe that anyone should feel pressured to give. Many of us use the principle found in the Bible of tithing (giving 10% of our income) as the starting point for financial giving in our lives. We also seek at ICL to give at least 10% of church income away every year to missions and outreach.

We believe that the Bible gives a clear command for us all to consider how we can use the wealth and resources that we have, in order to help those who are poor, oppressed or facing injustice. Further we are called to be good stewards of this planet given into our care.

ICL is a member church of the VPE and so has ANBI status through a block agreement with the Belastingsdienst. This means that giving to ICL is tax deductible for Dutch tax payers.

Our accounts are externally checked by Peter Guyt Administration Services based in Katwijk. An annual report is made to the church congregation and we are open throughout the year to questions about the church finances.

The Church Management Team help with advising the leadership team about budgeting matters.