Stewardship – it’s not just about money!

Author: Geoff Freeman

Published on: 7 June 2015

Over 100 people attended the three Legacy and Funding Workshops last autumn at different venues across the Diocese.

This autumn we are holding a further four in September and October.

Stewardship is an important indeed a vital part of our Christian faith and the workshop is aimed at parishes who wish to engage in stewardship, the practicalities of such an event and the theological reasons why Stewardship is so vital in our parishes as part of our commitment to growth.

Each parish can unlock the huge resource of God’s love within their communities. Some need more help than others, and this workshop gives an insight into how we might respond to Gods love. The cost of Christian discipleship is not measured in money, it is measured in God’s love working in and through us when we love and encourage.

Our workshops are based on three elements:

  • Theological What the Bible has to say about creation, gifts, responsibility, discipleship and how we respond as disciples.
  • Personal Our own relationship and understanding of all that God gives us.
  • Practical The importance of challenging ourselves to look and consider the principles and practice of Christian stewardship and the benefits that come from addressing the vision and commitment in a regular and not haphazard way.

The workshops will also, in a slightly light hearted way, take a look at what legacy giving entails.

We will discuss how to encourage and assure donors that their legacies will be put to good use, and give some examples of how a legacy can be a life affirming gift and make a real difference in the donor’s parish church.

We will share with you some of the work that parishes have been able to do in connection with mission, ministry and fabric after receiving a legacy. In many case this would not have been possible without that thoughtful gift.

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Geoff Freeman

Parish Funding Support Officer

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