Local Giving Advisers 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. This is important as it will raise parish/benefice income to levels which will sustain the Church’s mission and ministry.
This role would suit someone who can build trust between the congregation and the PCC. You will need a good working relationship with the PCC, Treasurer, Parish Giving Adviser and the ministry team.
What does a Local Giving Adviser do?
- Encourage giving and stewardship from within the congregation
- Encourage the Clergy and Readers to teach and preach on stewardship
- Actively champion generosity within the parish/benefice.
Who can be a Local Giving Adviser
- Ideally you would be a member of the PCC, as you will be able to bring a stewardship perspective to PCC discussions.
- You would be appointed by the PCC and must attend basic training prior to commissioning.
- The commission is from the Bishop and lasts for three years and you are expected to attend an annual ‘in service’ get together.
- A good communicator with personal commitment to Christian stewardship principles.
For further information and resources
Please visit the following website pages:
Making your parish sustainable | Weblink
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