Generous God, Generous People
Generous God, Generou People is designed to help churches ‘Grow Deeper’ as part of our Living Faith in Suffolk series. It has been written to help us reflect on what it means to live as generous Christians. There are two resources; a five week course of daily bible readings for personal use and a four session series for use with home groups. Both are available to purchase or to download for free.
The home group material has been developed in partnership with Giving in Grace and further resources to enable an integrated period of study for the whole church can be found on the Giving in Grace website. Liturgy (Eucharist and Service of the Word) can be downloaded here, theological reflections and sermon material can be found here.
To order individual copies, please contact the Parishes Resource Office on 01473 298500 or pop into the Diocesan Office at 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ.
Giving in Grace
This is a fantastic, comprehensive resource for churches both large and small. Designed by our colleagues in Liverpool it has been used successfully in rural and urban settings throughout the country. The Giving in Grace website contains all you need to run a successful stewardship programme and can be linked with the liturgical year.
Giving in Grace | Weblink
A Simple Giving Programme
This light touch programme has been designed to be used in smaller churches and is very helpful for small churches in rural areas.
Parish Resources Giving | Weblink
Giving for Life
General Synod has enthusiastically commended the ‘Giving for Life’ report, and its resolution:
- set giving within the context of discipleship and mission
- encouraged church members to set the target of giving 5% of their income to and through the church, and a further 5% to other organizations that help build God’s kingdom
- commended the initiative for prayerful discussion and action by parishes.
(click here for full details of Synod’s resolution). You can also view the original PCC Guide (click here) and order copies from our “order resources” page, as well as some of the individual leaflets to support a light touch Giving Review.
Parish Resources Giving For Life | Weblink
Additional Parish Giving Resources
Parish Giving Resources | Weblink