At the start of 2019, we embarked on our 5-year vision to become…
1 Church, 6 locations across London
The cost of starting a NEW CityHill London location is approximately £1,000. In the infancy of a new location, we meet monthly reducing the burden of cost and human resource. During this period the NEW location will cost between £50 – £100 a month.
Our hope is that in 2019 we will become 3 locations; Clapham, East London and Waterloo. We are still searching for an appropriate location in Waterloo. Any giving given to the NEW Location Fund will be used to help achieve the 5-Year vision.
Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated. But £20-£50 a month reoccurring digital giving for us is very helpful to sustain a NEW location. The smallest amount our digital giving form will allow is £5. Small tweaks will take us to great peaks.
We wanted to create a way for those within CityHill to be able to specify what it is that they wanted to give towards. We believe very strongly that God is the father to the fatherless.
We believe God calls us to be like him.
So that means we need to be fathers to the fatherless. Andy, having previously worked for the African Child Trust, giving him insight into the specific plight facing fatherless or orphaned girls in poverty in many African countries. This has caused us to specifically sponsor girls who are fatherless or orphaned.
This fund over time will be used to support vulnerable children/teenagers in the UK. We recognise as a church many young people suffer from having absent fathers or fathers who are damaging. We know God passionately desires to be their father also. We have plans to attach to this fund an initiative to help create opportunity and disciple (father), vulnerable young people, helping to sheppherd them away from knife crime and the influence of drug and gang culture.
Currently, we support 5 fatherless and orphaned girls in Kagera, Tanzania as a church. Money for this comes from both the general fund but predominantly from the father the fatherless fund.