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?
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What should I give? What does the church say? What’s generous? How do I work it out?
Bishop Mark Tanner talks generosity; the discipline of giving, when generosity is tough, teaching his children and fixing toilets.
I’m trying to understand what being generous actually means, and to identify the “marks of a generous church”? Are there certain things that generous people and generous churches hold dear? What’s the approach? So I’m interviewing people called Mark about generosity and church.