How to encourage giving

Picture by Philip King.

Giving is part of our Christian faith as:

  • giving is a response to the giving of a generous God
  • giving enables mission and ministry
  • giving helps people to feel that they, and their gifts, are valued by the church

 

Giving is therefore first and foremost not a matter of practicality, but part of our everyday faith and discipleship – our journey of following Jesus.  Our Stewardship team suggest a series of resources to help you encourage giving in your church community.  These include practical ideas and tips as well as course materials to help you run a stewardship campaign in your parish or benefice.

 

Reimagining the Offertory 

A resource offering to help parishes enable their offering to move closer to becoming both a joyful act of worship and also a committed part of discipleship. Giving in the context of worship reflects the importance of giving in community. The offering can also be a wonderful time to give thanks for generous contributions of time and talents in your community, both inside and outside of your church family.

Reimagining the Offertory | PDF 

 

Generous God, Generous People

Generous God, Generous People is designed to help churches ‘Grow Deeper’ and is part of our Growing in God vision.  It has been written to help us reflect on what it means to live as generous Christians for use in bible study as individuals and in groups.

Daily Bible Reading | PDF

Home Group Material | PDF

Home Group Material Appendices | PDF

Information leaflet | PDF

Prices for bulk orders on request by email, please contact: dbf@cofesuffolk.org

 

Giving in Grace

This is a fantastic, comprehensive resource for churches both large and small and it contains all you need to run a successful stewardship programme and can be linked with  the liturgical year. Designed by our colleagues in Liverpool it has been used successfully in rural and urban settings throughout the country. 

Giving in Grace | Weblink

 

Giving for Life

This light touch programme has been designed to be used in smaller churches and is very helpful for small churches in rural areas.

Parish Resources Giving For Life | Weblink

 

Generosity Learning Hub

The national giving team have produced a Generosity Learning Hub which is particularly appropriate for clergy and others.  It has been well received and contains many resources including case studies from local churches, worship materials (a collection of resources and templates to integrate generosity and giving into services of worship), and inspiring stories that transform our perspective and expectations.   

Generosity Learning Hub | Weblink

Generosity Fika

A Fika is a half day programme, for small groups to explore God's generosity to us, biblical generosity and generosity around the world. Through short films, reflections and discussion we can be inspired and encouraged to live more generous lives. Fikas can be an enormously effective way of developing a generous culture within your church. Please visit this site for resource materials.

Generosity Fika | Weblink

 

Additional resources

Parish Giving Resources | Weblink

 

For further information please contact

Gary Peverley - Finance Director | 01473 298575 | 07879 634525

Julie Podd – Parish Resources Manager | 01473 298555 | 07826 556186

 

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