A Short Guide to Encouraging Generous Giving
Each week hundreds of thousands of Church of England members give their time, their skills and their money to support the work of the Church.
Without them, the Church’s ministry and its participation in mission would be far less significant.
Parish Resources have produced a booklet which provides a range of simple tasks that churches can do to make a difference including:
- Preach and teach
- Link with Mission & Ministry
- Say Thank you
- Giving Programmes
- Legacies and
- Maximising Gift Aid
This short guide seeks to equip parishes to nurture generosity. It’s not just about the giving of money –the giving of time, of skills, of hospitality and of compassion is vital too; but financial giving can be hugely challenging. Martin Luther said that ‘there are three conversions necessary: the conversion of the heart, mind, and the purse. ‘Where we spend our money reveals our priorities in life and shows the challenge of discipleship’.
Generosity needs to be encouraged – whole-hearted, open generosity that responds to need, as Jesus teaches that the Good Samaritan showed when he responded to the needs he found on the road to Jericho. Generosity is not primarily about meeting the financial and volunteering needs of the church.
“I think this is a really good short guide and it’s worth getting a copy for your PCC – call us if you cannot download a copy.”