Inspire donations with the new ‘Love Your Church’ resource. Click here to begin.
Generosity Week might be over for another year but there is still time to share and celebrate all things Generosity during this season of Harvest. The resources remain on our website and the National Church website for you to use. Please share your stories and celebrations of Generosity Week and examples of generosity with us email email@example.com
Generosity is at the heart of faith, we believe in a generous God and our own generosity is a testament and hallmark of our faith in action. The ministry and mission of the church of England is largely funded through the incredible generosity of those who give to it.
The National Giving Team are working on resources, guidance and inspiration for encouraging giving to your church and for growing generosity within your church. This year there are resources for exploring generosity with children and young people as well as celebrating our legacy.
AUTUMN WEBINARS – PLANNING PROJECTS AND APPLYING FOR GRANTS
The team from Church Grants – experts in fundraising and helping churches find the best funders – will share with us the key strategic steps, highlight some of the challenges and how to overcome them and plan for a successful project across a series of three webinars.
Each webinar will be a short presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to have plans for a project
The Church Grants website is a searchable database of hundreds of UK trusts and foundations, all of which have funded church or Christian projects before.
|Webinar 1: Planning a Project and raising funds||Tuesday 27th September 2022||2.00 – 3.00pm ONLINE|
|Webinar 2: Writing a case for support||Thursday 20th October 2022||7.30 – 8.30pm ONLINE|
|Webinar 3: Writing a grant application||Tuesday 15th November 2022||10.00 – 11.00am ONLINE|
Click on the link to book your place.
Surprised by Generosity 7 week course.
An opportunity to look at God’s generosity to us and our call to live generously in return. Click here to begin
All you need to know about stewardship.
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The Theology of Giving
The book of Ruth begins by telling us the story of a young widow’s selfless devotion to her mother in law, Naomi. After the deaths of their husbands, they return to Naomi’s home land, Judah, and meet Boaz. Boaz, in a remarkable way, redeems and provides for both Ruth and Naomi. Praising Ruth’s devotion to Naomi, he asks his workers on the grain field to leave extra grain behind which Ruth is allowed to pick up. Eventually he marries Ruth, providing support for her and Naomi. Naomi’s despair makes way for hope and security and the community praises God for her rescue.
This story is one of many examples in Scripture in which an individual and a community responds to the Giver of Life with gratitude, generosity and giving. The church is invited to participate in the mission of God and respond to Him with the same attributes we see in the lives of Ruth, Boaz and Naomi.
Mission Resources Adviser, Brigit Kiyaga
(currently on maternity leave
Giving Adviser, Reverend Jeremy Putnam
Administrator, Sarah Owen
Email Sarah Owen