In the Diocese of Leeds from September 24th - October 1st
Generosity Week is an annual event where we invite your church to explore God’s generosity through eight days of service and worship materials. Together we reflect on God’s generosity to us and explore how we can grow generosity in our churches. Developing a generous culture is essential for enabling our churches to have a sustainable and growing ministry and we hope that by the end of Generosity Week you’ll have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.
Although the national Generosity Week runs from 24th September through to 1st October 2023 you can run Generosity Week in your church to coincide with your own Harvest Festival. As churches celebrate Harvest at different times this could be at any time between August to October. But if that doesn't work for you, don't let it put you off. We are called to be generous 365 days a year, so run it whenever suits you!
Ideas to help you Celebrate Generosity Week 2023 - Watch the Video!
Generous Church Check Up
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 giving a "snap-shot" of what giving is currently like in their church.
Resources to use during Generosity Week 2023 or at any time of the year
- Generous Church Check Up
- Generous Church Review
- Generosity Week 2023 Launch
- Generosity Week 2023 Newsletter Issue 1, Newsletter Issue 2, Newsletter Issue 3
- Walk Through Generosity Week 2023 Resources
- Generosity Week Newsletters 2022
- Guide to Launching the Parish Giving Scheme During Generosity Week
- Generosity Week Resources (including Living Faith Materials, Weekly Services and Marketing Resources)
- Generosity Week Podcasts
- Resources for Children and Young People
- Engaging with the community
A Generosity Fika
In Swedish culture, a fika is a break from activity during which people drink coffee, eat cakes or other light snacks, and relax with others. A Generosity Fika is a half day programme, for small groups to explore God's generosity to us, biblical generosity and generosity around the world. Through short films, reflections and discussion we can be inspired and encouraged to live more generous lives. Fikas can be an enormously effective way of developing a generous culture within your church.
You can run a Generosity Fika in your church and we have a handbook to help guide you through your session. You will need to download the following resources: