A guest blogger asks what message we’re sending about God with the quality of our refreshments. Does good coffee matter?
Rev John discovers his congregation doesn’t really know what he’s up to during a church service. Why not? And do we?
The final chapter is here, with St Someone’s PCC looking back on all they’ve learned and now looking ahead to a brighter, hopeful and generous future. Here’s what any PCC can expect from the Generous Giving Project.
St. Someone’s learns about a new way of compiling and celebrating all the ways their parish is generous. They realise how this will help to bless generous givers and encourage more people to get involved. But is it too much work? How does a church even begin?
Do we, the church, only talk about giving when we’re appealing for people to do more of it? What could change this perception? They’re about to hear about the Generosity List
Tim reveals the truth behind his problems to Rev John, and Rev John suggests how he can get help.
The Diocesan Officer arrives but it’s a hostile reception from one member. What’s behind Tim’s outburst? Does he have something he needs to get off his chest?
Mary has doubts about a long-term generosity approach when they have immediate financial problems. Several members have their own reservations about something else but are too afraid to speak up.
Rev John reflects on their approach to stewardship and feels there’s room for improvement. Maybe better communication would make a big difference. Kevin lifts his spirits with his usual, natural very tasty generosity.
St. Someone’s is having a special PCC meeting because they’ve run out of money. What will they do? Will they plug the gaps or revolutionise the way they approach discipleship? Could they pin their hopes on the Generous Giving Project?