Stewardship

Why Give? The spirituality of generous giving

Stewardship is not about finance, it's about love - download here to read more.

8 reasons believers give to your church - find out more on the Pastors.com website. Click here for more information.

Building a Generous Church - watch this video from the Church of England National Giving Team.

Re-Imagining the offertory

For many years churches have passed round a bag or plate during a service to collect offerings of money. It is probably fair to say that the reasons for doing this are little understood by the average congregation.

Reimagining the Offertory (PDF).

Giving in Grace

Resources to support your church in encouraging an attitude of grace in giving for church goers.

Resources can be found on the Giving in Grace website here.

Mint

If you want to learn how to increase giving to your church, there are four areas we need to focus on, and they helpfully form the acronym MINT:

'Mint' logo - Mechanism, Impact, Need, Trust

Have the right mechanisms for giving, such as direct debit, contactless, online, legacies, gift aid and so on.  

Show the impact of people’s giving, how it enables the church’s ministry and mission.  

Explain the need for people to give, so they see how important it is that they give. 

Build trust, so that people have confidence that the church will spend their gifts wisely and well. 

Visit the The Church of England website for more information about MINT and further resources to support you in encouraging generous giving within your church.

Resources for children

Here are a selection of resources to use with children to develop generous giving:

Seasons of giving - an all age worship service (download here)

Young People Giving for Life (download here)

Money Matters - creative resources for talking money for children and young people (download here)

Preach Exodus: Action Scenes (download here)

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (download here)

The Selfish Giant By Oscar Wilde Cartoon (download here)

Want to know more about stewardship?

As a team we are happy to work with you. If you have any questions or want to discuss any giving matters contact the Generous Giving Team.