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Local Giving Advisors

Local Giving Advisors have a vital role in supporting clergy and PCCs, acting as someone who will encourage the congregation in their giving, and act as a champion for some of the wider stewardship issues.

Local Giving Advisors can be effective at Benefice or Team level as well as at Parish level. What is important is that trust can be established and developed between the Local Giving Advisors and the congregation, and between them and the clergy. They will also need to establish a good working rapport with the treasurer and Gift Aid Officer.

Their role is to encourage giving and stewardship from within their congregation, not only by encouraging the Clergy and Readers to teach and preach on stewardship and by providing resources, but by actively championing generosity within the parish. It is ideal if they are a member of the PCC, as they will be able to bring a stewardship perspective to PCC discussions.

Local Giving Advisors are appointed by the PCC and must attend basic training prior to commissioning.  The commission is from the Bishop and lasts for three years.  Local Giving Advisors are expected to attend an annual ‘in service’ get together.

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Local Giving Advisor Training

St Nicholas Centre, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ
5 February 2018 7.00pm to 9.00pm

An introduction to the role of Local Giving Advisor (LGA).  LGAs work with clergy and PCCs to address issues of generous living. They are a vital part of the generous living and generous giving element of Growing in Depth. 

This training will cover: 

  • Church finances
  • Stewardship
  • How to raise generosity in a parish
  • Using the Generous God, Generous People/Giving in Grace resources.

This is a free event, please book on Eventbrite

For further information please contact The Reverend Canon Graham Hedger

Head of Stewardship and Generous Giving

Direct dial:  01473 298561  |  graham.hedger@cofesuffolk.org