Resources and Links

Preaching and teaching effectively
This 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.

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. .

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.

Young People Giving for Life
Nurturing generosity amongst young people is important and this is a resource developed in the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese, and Giving in Grace also contains some excellent material for young people.

Ideas for Generosity at Christmas for encouraging and sharing at Christmas.

The Giving Insight Report
This ecumenical project wascarried out in 2011 to explore what 1500 givers think about their giving; their habits and attitudes and can be dowloaded for free