Over the coming months, a number of workshops and webinars will explore different aspects of good stewardship practice.
Parish Giving Scheme
Two upcoming webinars aim to support your church, either to make the most of the PGS or to get started.
Getting Started - 11 May, 1-2pm
Making the most of the PGS - 18 May, 1-2pm
Treasurer Training and Gift Aid workshops
These free sessions are led by Data Developments, and are particularly helpful if you’re starting out in the role. To register, click on the links below.
Treasurer training (from 5-6pm):
1. What is fund accounting and what are the different types of funds - 3 May
2. What is the role of the treasurer and what's best practice - 10 May
3. Financial controls, what are they and why are they needed - 17 May
4. What should I prepare for an Independent Examiner and year end - 24 May
Gift Aid & GASDS course (1-2pm):
1. What is Gift Aid and what do I need to do to claim it - 4 May
2. What money can and can’t I claim on - 11 May
3. What is GASDS, why is it different to Gift Aid and how can I claim it - 18 May
FIKA generosity retreat morning
A chance to reflect in small groups about our role as generous disciples.
Feedback from the recent pilot sessions included:
“This is a transformative experience for most people who attend”
“This was a really valuable, insightful and well facilitated session.”
If you’re interested in attending or hosting a session, let us know here.
Church Leaders: Building a culture of generosity
Two workshops in June will support all in church leadership (lay or ordained) to consider their role in encouraging a generous culture, and launch a brand new ‘training hub’ online resource for church leaders.
National Giving Ministry Advisor, Rev Trevor Marshall will be joined by Rev Raymond Adams to lead the sessions on Monday 13 June.
Register using the links below:
10-12am, St John’s Haydon Wick, Swindon
National Church Stewardship Webinars
The National Stewardship Team of the Church of England are also offering a series of webinars to support giving in churches. These are all available to book by clicking here.
IDEA! Why not make an event of it?
Some people at St Peter's Penhill wanted to attend the online treasurer's training, but not everyone had internet access. So they arranged to meet up at the church, grab a cuppa and watch together - see photo (right). Rev Lydia Morey explained "We decided to meet as a small team in the church to do treasurer training together. Not only did this enable those without internet access at home to participate, it was also sociable and fun. We found it very useful to be able to ask each other questions whilst we were listening to the training, and also to check with each other how what we were hearing would apply in our context."