Some resources I’ve handpicked for you as a PCC member, to help you to carry out what you’ve been called to do.
Because talking about generosity in church can be difficult. Especially as one of the many ways we can be generous is by contributing money, and we sometimes struggle to talk about this topic in a constructive, positive and inclusive way.
Most of the time it’s avoided altogether, which can make life rather difficult (especially for treasurers). Avoiding talking about generosity in these terms might make people think too much is expected of them or too little, or nothing at all, or they don’t know why or how to contribute or what difference it makes. And God might be entirely left out of the picture! Loads of embarrassment and misunderstandings can be entirely avoided by good, simple and Jesus-centred communication.
So… these specific resources are for you, lovely PCC member. They are either resources themselves (e.g. articles about an important subject for the PCC to consider and share), or they’re a guide to a different resource I’ve developed for your church. I’ve written these guides in case I can’t visit your church in person, or maybe I visited your church but you couldn’t attend.
All Generous Giving Project resources have the overall aim of:
- communicating God’s abundant and limitless generosity
- encouraging people to think about how they’ve been blessed and could bless others, by being generous.
- helping churches to become “Generous Churches”
The resources answer a lot of questions about what’s going on in church, how to explain this to people, how to include everybody in generosity, how to avoid overburdening people, how to show gratitude and importantly that generosity is for everyone; God gives generously to us all, and we can all give generously to others in lots of different ways according to our means. No-one should feel their contribution isn’t worth as much as the next person’s. What counts is generosity.
Just imagine what we could do if we put generosity at the heart of our Christian lives. Just imagine what extra resources that time and money could achieve, and think about how this would help us to see God’s Kingdom come.
Browse the resources below by clicking on the pictures. The rest are here.