Inspire donations with the new ‘Love Your Church’ resource. Click here to begin.
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.
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
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Administrator, Sarah Owen
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