Surprised by Generosity: 7 week course

Surprised by Generosity is a new seven week course looking at God’s generosity to us and our call to live generously in return. It is based on the Gospel of Luke and features video reflections, interviews and a small group study guide.

During the seven weeks you are invited, together with your church community or family, to engage with this resource and explore how this message of generosity speaks to you today.  Each session will last approximately 1 hour and can be hosted both in person as well as online.

The materials are prepared by the Diocese of Exeter Mission Resources Advisor Brigit Kiyaga and written by contributors from across the diocese, including author and speaker Dave Hopwood.

Surprised by Generosity

Week 1:  The Gift of God

Small group resources

Watch: Video 1 The Gift of God

Week 2:  Catching Fish

Small group resources

Watch: Video 2 Catching Fish

Week 3:  Our Daily Bread

Small group resources

Watch: Video 3 Our Daily Bread

Week 4:  The Rich Fool

Small group resources

Watch: Video 4 The Rich Fool

Week 5:  The Penguin

Small group resources

Watch: Video 5 The Penguin

Week 6:  The Power of the Cross

Small group resources

Watch: Video 6 The Power of the Cross

Week 7:  Always Easter

Small group resources

Watch: Video 7 Always Easter

All Small Group Resources

All Videos

The course is based on the Gospel of Luke and we have devised service materials written by Clergy and Lay from across our Diocese.  Although originally produced for Lent 2022, the service materials are still relevant and all 7 service plans can be downloaded here.

See the original promotion video and news article below.

“’Surprised by Generosity’, our 2022 Lent course, opens our eyes afresh both to all that God generously gives us in Jesus and to how we might live generously in return.  Practical, Biblical, challenging and professionally produced, it makes a great resource for churches, study groups and individuals who want to rediscover the God of surprises.” 

New Generosity Lent Course 2022 Aims to Help Devon’s Churches Encourage Generous Living – Read the news story here.