Giving Resources


There are many fantastic resources available to help you in your stewardship. We recommend that your PCC undertakes a Giving Review yearly and you'll find one below. We also recommend that churches run a giving review day annually, and a stewardship campaign at least every three years. There are various stewardship campaigns to choose from. 

The National Church produces resources that will help you too, including resources to help you run a "Generosity Week", and they intend to produce these themed with season throughout the year. 

We would like to collect together more resources for the secion "teaching on giving" - so do send us links or resources you have produced yourself that you'd be happy to share.

Read our Top tips on how to use your Church Fundraising Handbook - every church in our diocese has been given their own copy.

Is there a resource missing that you would find useful? Let us know.

 

*NEW* Giving Review

This Giving Review is designed to help your PCC consider what actions will be most useful with regards to Giving and Stewardship. There is a set of simple discussion questions to review the principles of giving in your church, and simple questionnaire to review the practicalities. Once you have done these, you will be in a great position to decide your priorities.

Download it here.

Giving in Grace & Rural Giving Programme

Giving in Grace is a tried and tested stewardship programme, with a proven track record in significantly increasing giving to the local church and in sustaining that increase. The materials take you through a simple but robust planning process, combining core elements of the programme with optional resources customised to the specific needs of your church.

Find out more about Giving in Grace

Unsure where to start? Take a look at this comprehensive checklist that walks you through the process of planning a stewardship campaign.

The Simple Giving Programme is a similar resource, but aimed at smaller & rural churches. It has a particular focus on engaging the wider community in your town or village, and encouraging those on the 'fringe' to support the work of your church.

Find out more about the Simple Giving Programme

*NEW* Generosity Week Resources 

The National Church Giving team have been working on Generosity Week resources which can be used at any time, although there is also a differently branded version that can be used at harvest: Harvest week resources

Journey of Generosity

The Journey of Generosity is a day-long retreat for planned givers to take the next step and explore generosity as part of their discipleship. 

The programme resources churches who already teach stewardship regularly, but would benefit from more deeply exploring biblical generosity and living ‘the life that is truly life’ (1 Tim 6:19).

The retreat can be facilitated by individual churches or by the Diocesan Support Services team.

Find out more: www.parishresources.org.uk/journey-of-generosity

 

Teaching on Giving and service resources

The National Church have now collected together a number of resources on building a generous church - this is well worth exploring.

The Good Giving Guide is a teaching resource developed by Bishop Mike (previously Bishop of Bristol) to help churches face the resource challenge of modern ministry. The material aims to assist churches fund their local vision. You can download sermon notes and a PowerPoint presentation here:
The Good Giving Guide presentation
The Good Giving Guide Sermon notes

The Giving for Life website offers further accompanying talks and material

The Diocese of Gloucester have said all are welcome to make use of their Giving Toolbox resources.

The Diocese of York have also got some excellent liturgical resources that they would be glad for all to use.

Do you have other sermons/presentations on giving that you would be happy to share? Please send them to us!

Giving resources for Children and Youth

In today's world of online giving by standing order or direct debit, giving can be very invisible. So how are we passing on a culture of giving to our children?

Families at St John's Haydon Wick have a 'giving jar' and are encouraged to add coins to the jar each family mealtime as a visible and tangible way of giving thanks. Once a year all the money is collected up and given to the charity that the church is supporting.

Here are some other resources that might help.
Messy Church Messy Money resource for church

Messy Church Messy Money resource for at home

The 40 acts of stewardship website has some great family resources, including a downloadable wallchart.

The Giving in Grace website also has some great resources for young people.