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

Mechanisms

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

Exploring Faith

Impact & Need

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

 Prayer and Worship Resources

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.

Funding for Church Projects

Inspire

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

 Prayer and Worship Resources

Disciple & Embed

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

 Prayer and Worship Resources

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.


Latest Finance news

Supporting other parishes

A number of churches across the Diocese overpay their Ministry Share as a way of supporting other parishes, with these extra contributions forming part of the Ministry Support Fund....

Upcoming events and training this month

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Jun
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Wed
19
Jun
2:00pm - 4:00pm -

Contact the Team

The Diocesan Finance Team seeks to support parishes in caring for their finances and the associated administration. We can help and offer advice on a wide range of matters, from fundraising to preparing accounts to Ministry Share.

Also, advice can be found on many topics from the Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers (ACAT) and you can sign up for free here.

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