Encouraging giving and generosity
Encouraging giving in a parish can feel daunting, but it need not be so. Some simple tasks can set the right climate for people to review their giving and their levels of generosity. When these are done well, a number of important objectives are achieved. Church members then:
- connect their giving with their faith, seeing their giving as a response to the giving of a generous God.
- understand that their giving enables mission and ministry, rather than simply paying the bills.
- feel that they, and their gifts, are valued by the church
There are a range of resources available to support parishes in this area of the website or from the Archbishop's Council. This includes both giving resources and giving programmes, which we encourage our parishes to use.