Enabling Giving and Encouraging Generosity

Thank you!

If you have found your way to this page you are probably one of the many people across our diocese who give of your time and energy to encourage and enable giving in your church. Your work has always been important, and in these difficult times is more so than ever.

 


On these pages we will concentrate on financial gifts, but the principles are the same for other forms of giving as well. 

These pages will be regularly updated with events, tips and advice to aid and inspire your work. You are welcome to contact Chris Boden, the Diocesan Stewardship & Resources Officer, for further support and advice. You may also find our page on Fundraising, Friends' Schemes and Grants helpful.

 

 

Getting Started

If you or your church are new to Stewardship this page will help you with some ideas on where to begin on this journey.

 


Generosity Toolkit

We need to create an enviornment that encourages people to give, and to do this we need to get four things in place, and we can use the acronym MINT for these.

Mechanisms

We need a variety of mechanisms to make it easy for people to give the way they want and when they want.

Impact & Need

We need to show people what impact their generosity will have and tell people about our need as a church.

Trust

We need to build up people's trust in the church that we will handle their gifts well.


We also need to cultivate a generous culture, where we grow in an understanding of God's generosity towards us. To grow a generous culture there are four areas to focus on, and we can use the acronym IDEA for these.

Inspire

We need to inspire people through celebrating generosity in the life of the church

Disciple & Embed

We need to disciple members through teaching and embed generosity in the life of the church.

Activate

We need to activate people by providing opportunities for them to grow in generosity.


 

Getting Started

If you are new to Stewardship, here is the place to start, with getting your congregation to begin thinking about generosity and all that God has given us.


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