Each Sunday we give guests the opportunity to contribute to our offering fund which in 2018 was given to these projects:
Supporting the church in France. We gave approximately £10,000 to the Vaux Evangelical Seminary in Vaux near Paris, where much of the theological training of France’s evanggelical church leaders takes place. The funds will be used to refurbish student accommodation including accessible features.
Les Restos du Coeur. The local branch of this national French initiative provides food parcels and meals to the poorest and most needy people in the community. This year they received approximately £5,000.
The Spring Harvest Holidays Grants scheme. This scheme enables people on low incomes to have a holiday at LPO. The grant pays 50% of the holiday cost and a sponsoring church or individual pays the other 50%. The scheme has benefited unemployed people, missionaries and those on benefits, amongst others.
Couriers taking the next step. Our couriers are invited to apply for a contribution towards their development in ministry, for example at Bible school or with a mission organisation.
Offerings are given via the charity Essential Christian. This facilitates Gift Aid reclaims.