Giving for Life
Giving for Life is the current major stewardship project from the Church of England. It has been warmly endorsed by Bishop Peter (Bath & Wells).
The aim is to help you encourage generous giving amongst your church members.
Giving for Life has four themes: generous giving as an integral part of discipleship, which resources God’s mission in the world and has an impact on our lifestyle. It will help your parish to preach and teach generous giving, link giving to mission and ministry, review giving annually, and thank givers.
Introductory materials were distributed to all parishes early in 2010. These include PCC discussion guides, a Clergy guide and leaflets for individual church members. Further copies of the leaflet for church members may be purchased from the Stewardship Office at 4p each, 50 leaflets for £2.00.
Further downloadable resources are available from the national parish resources website.
Giving for Life materials and visits
Many parishes attended local Archdeaconry events in March 2010. We now have available a range of further materials, suitable for parishes regardless of whether or not you attended an event.
Giving for Life is intended to be a 'supermarket' approach, as every parish is different and the ideas and resources are intended to offer a choice. They range from giving programmes best suited to small rural parishes to those for large urban churches; or materials for those wishing to look at growth or personal money management. We are happy to help parishes decide which would be of most use to you in your situation. We have a team of Honorary Stewardship Advisers available to visit and work with parishes.
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