Check up on your giving this Generosity Week

First published on: 4th September 2023

PCCs from churches across the Diocese are encouraged to carry out a Generous Church Check Up to mark Generosity Week, which runs from Sunday September 24 to Sunday, October 1.

The Generous Church Check Up is a simple task that will help PCC members to talk about and explore how to encourage giving and generosity in churches and the wider community.

The Generous Church Check-up list helps churches work through a series of short questions and relaxed group activities enabling a review of giving practice, acknowledging the positive steps already taken to encourage giving in church and growing a generous culture, but will also help to identify new opportunities to grow further.

An annual review of giving is recommended for all PCCs but it may seem daunting and difficult to know where to start.

The Generous Church Check Up offers PCCs an easy introduction.

Senior Stewardship officer, Janet Edmond, said: “If your PCC hasn’t carried out a review of giving this year why not start this Generosity Week and make it an annual event during every National Generosity Week?

“You should come away from your session with a vision of how God is calling you to be generous as a church and the steps you need to take to get there.”

PCCs who would like more in depth support with their Generous Church Check Up from the Stewardship team can also book a Giving Review and have one of the team attend their PCC meeting and guide them through the process.

PCCs wishing to delve much deeper into their shared experience of generosity in the life of their church can also try the Generous Church Review resource.

By working through the cards in the pack provided, churches will look in depth at what generosity is, consider what is already being done well, and where churches could improve and grow.

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