Generosity Week

WGenerosity Week 2023e invite you to explore and celebrate God’s generosity

 

National Generosity Week runs from 29 September to 6 October 2024 and helps us all to celebrate the generous love of God.  Our churches are invited to hold services, run group sessions, broadcast podcasts, and distribute readings on the theme of generosity to their communities.

“We have received overwhelmingly, so let us give generously” - Archbishop Justin Welby 

Generosity can be shown in many ways, through everyday acts of kindness to those in your community, helping and serving in your church, as well as financial giving.

We would like to encourage you to have a look at the national resources available for Generosity Week - the purpose is to encourage a generous culture within churches, so that churches can grow their ministry for generations to come. They have produced a new series of week-long resources (Sunday to Sunday) to encourage people to live generously.  The materials enable you to deliver your own Generosity Week at times suitable for you. 

Generosity Week 2024 Save the date poster | pdf

The national Generosity Newsletter

The National Giving Team will be offering a newsletter in the run-up to Generosity Week 2024 to help you get ready. It's very short, and if you sign up, you'll receive it every Wednesday (once it starts later in the year) only until the end of September ... and then it will stop!

Sign up to receive it in your email inbox.

Example of a Generosity Week Newsletter | PDF 

PGS and Generosity Week

PGS have created an updated ‘Guide to Launching PGS during Generosity Week’, as well as a digital flyer aimed at givers. These resources are available to download below, and on the PGS website here.

Guide to launching PGS during Generosity Week | PDF

PGS Generosity Week Flyer | PDF

Customisable PGS Generosity Week Flyer | DOCX

Resources

Resources are available here, including service materials and resources for young people. Explore the Generous Church Review here. The summary below may help you get started with your Generosity Week (click on the image to view and download it as a PDF).

Generosity Week Resources


Watch the 'How to run a generosity week' Webinar

Join Joanne Christie from the Diocese of Newcastle and Trevor Marshall from the National Giving Team.

How to do a Generous Church Check-up

A Generous Church Check-up is a simple way of ensuring your church is heading in a positive direction with your finances and giving practice.  To be undertaken by a PCC, giving or finance sub-committee, or even a specially formed group setup for specific task in hand, the review will act as an annual check-up of your ‘giving health’. It focusses on celebrating successes and identifying areas of improvement and is designed to create a plan for the coming year, without placing too much of a burden on the leadership of your church.

Generous Church Check-up template | PDF

We recommend:

  • Doing a regular annual giving review.
  • Send out the review document in advance and ask members to answer the questions as best they are able, before bringing the answers back for discussion.
  • Contacting your diocesan giving advisor for local support and knowledge - email: Julie Podd Parish Resources Manager | 07826 556186 | 01473 298555
  • Towards the end of your discussion, start to highlight one or two action points to undertake during the following year. 

Generosity Learning Hub

The national giving team have produced a Generosity Learning Hub which is particularly appropriate for clergy and others.  It has been well received and contains many resources including case studies from local churches, worship materials (a collection of resources and templates to integrate generosity and giving into services of worship), and inspiring stories that transform our perspective and expectations.  Sign up here: Generosity Learning Hub.


Generosity Fika

A Fika is a half day programme, for small groups to explore God's generosity to us, biblical generosity and generosity around the world. Through short films, reflections and discussion we can be inspired and encouraged to live more generous lives. Fikas can be an enormously effective way of developing a generous culture within your church. Please visit this site for resource materials.

Generosity Fika | Weblink


Churches can run The Generosity Week at any time in the year.


For further information

For further support please contact Julie Podd - Parish Resources Manager | 07826 556186 | 01473 298555

or visit:

Contactless Giving | Weblink

Encouraging Giving | Weblink

Explore your vocation | Weblink

Online Giving | Weblink

Parish Giving Scheme | Weblink

Gifts in wills | Weblink

Serving in your church | Weblink

 

 

Page last updated: Friday 17th May 2024 1:30 PM

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