The Diocesan Stewardship Adviser, Revd Gordon Randall works with parishes in the development of their Christian Stewardship encouraging them along their journey of Discipleship, particularly in relation to generosity and giving of ‘time’, ‘talents’ and ‘money’.
For information on Stewardship navigate the links on the left hand side or contact Gordon at the Diocesan Office:
01962 737323 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources and Links
Preaching and teaching effectively is key if church members are to set their giving (of money, time and more) in the context of their discipleship rather than the church’s financial need. Click here.
Giving for Life: There are a range of resources, talks and leaflets; all available for download.
A Short Guide to Encouraging Generous Giving: This short booklet provides an overview to good parish practice in nurturing generosity. Click here to find out more.
Reimagining the Offertory: A resource to help you review your practice with the offertory, with an aim to move from collection to offering, and to help generate a sense of joyful offering in response to God’s generosity to us. Click here. This includes some offertory prayers, hymns and songs, and some reflections on the benefits and disadvantages of passing a bag or plate during a service
Parish Giving Officers: It’s good practice to appoint someone to lead the work of nurturing giving in your parish. Find out more.
Nurturing Generosity amongst Young People is important. Young People Giving for Life is a resource developed in the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese, and Giving in Grace also contains some excellent material for young people.
Generosity at Christmas: a page of prayers and ideas for encouraging and sharing generosity at Christmas.
Giving Insight is an ecumenical project carried out in 2011 to explore what 1500 givers think about their giving; their habits and attitudes. The Giving Insight Report can be downloaded for free.