Making your parish sustainable


Stewardship refers to our responsibility to oversee, manage and optimise the resources we have at our disposal. Responsibility stems outwards from each of us to the collective, the foundations from which well-resourced, prudent churches are built. This provides an environment where mission, ministry and community outreach can flourish, enabling a visible and proactive church in our communities.                                               

 “Scripture contains over 2,000 verses relating to stewardship, giving and financial management. A high value is clearly placed on looking after what we have and directing us as to how we can be good, faithful stewards.” 

Being responsible stewards, we must consider how we can:

  • Reduce operating costs within our churches (insurance, utilities, examination fees, etc).
  • Sustain and increase parish income to help support mission, ministry, and community outreach by offering a variety of ways to give for a variety of audiences (Parish Giving Scheme, one-off online giving, contactless giving).
  • Maximise financial transparency (how we spend money and how much we spend).
  • Develop financial controls and planning that allows us to look confidently towards the future.
  • Encourage and promote an ethos of generosity, including the sharing of our talents and time.

 

Please download our 'Stewardship Essentials' document which outlines some of the key areas our Stewardship Team can help you with.

Very Practical Guide to Stewardship | PDF

Webinars timetable | PDF

Webinars booking | Weblink

 

Contacts

Name and email Role Telephone Mobile
Gary Peverley Finance Director 01473 298575 07879 634525
Julie Podd Parish Finance & Resources Advisor 01473 298555 07826 556186
Beccy Hills Parish Grants & Funding Advisor   07702 079051

 

Online giving

Step by step guides. Find out more.

Parish Giving Scheme

A simple and secure way for churches to receive regular donations.  Find out more.

Contactless donations

Helpful advice for parishes on how to get started.  Find out more.

 

Helpful Links

The National Giving Team resources to help build a generous church | Weblink

The National Giving Team training and webinars | Weblink 

Parish Resources: Over 400 pages of resources | Weblink

Parish Buying: Contracts and discounts | Weblink

Understanding Parish Share | Weblink

Treasurer Forum: All treasurers are encouraged to join our thriving online treasurer community | Weblink

 

Stewardship Flourishing Congregations Making a Difference March 2021

 


Page last updated: 9th September 2021 1:54 PM