Generous giving is an integral part of the discipleship of Christian believers. Giving within the Church and beyond it not only resources God’s mission in the world but also has an impact on our lifestyle.
However, in many of our church communities, we are reluctant to address issues around money and giving. In the Diocese of Bristol, we want to be open and honest about this area of spiritual growth and unlock the generosity of the people of God for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
/ Giving for Life
"Giving for Life" is a resource for parishes commended by the Diocese that helps each parish address this vital area of its life. The guide helps parishes integrate four key tasks into the life of a church:
- Preaching and teaching regularly about giving in the context of discipleship
- Communicating that giving to the church enables the ministry and mission that flows from it
- Holding some sort of annual review of giving
- Sending an annual, personal "thank you" to regular givers
/ Teaching on giving
The Good Giving Guide is a teaching resource developed by Bishop Mike to help churches face the resource challenge of modern ministry. The material aims to assist churches fund their local vision. You can download sermon notes and a PowerPoint presentation here:
The Good Giving Guide presentation
The Good Giving Guide Sermon notes
If you would prefer a trained lay minister from outside your church to deliver this sermon, please contact Oliver Home (email@example.com; 01454 252 174) who can arrange this for you.
The Giving for Life website offers further accompanying talks and material