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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.
How would an outsider know this church was generous? What would they be hearing and seeing?
Another practical resource to help people to know what’s going on in church. This explains the offertory/collection and who it’s for, because some people don’t know what it’s all about.
Introducing a very simple idea for your church, that includes everybody, takes away awkwardness, puts God at the centre, and highlights the importance of living generously in ALL ways.
A summary of lessons learned, what you’ve asked for and how we’re meeting your need. Plus exciting news on a new role to support you.
This is another brilliant and helpful example of a talk delivered by a treasurer, which was very well received.
What to say to a church when you’re the treasurer and you need to present the finances.