"Giving generously should be at the heart of our faith as our response to the generosity of God. As priests, we are called to encourage and teach people to live lives that are full of God’s love and grace, and to be inspired by God’s generosity to live generously ourselves. However, it can be a challenging and difficult part of ministry. This generosity learning hub will help. It provides resources for preaching and teaching, from all traditions and for all settings. My prayer is that this learning hub will help you lead your churches to grow in generosity, and that it will enable us all to discover and rediscover God’s incredible generosity towards us."
Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell
National Giving Advisor
Generosity is at the heart of our faith, and as we grow a generous culture we grow our ministry and mission. Generosity inevitably spills out from our churches, reaching into our communities and enabling people to see and hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
Generosity is not a side-line to our ministry, it is integrated and embedded within it. Sharing God’s generosity with others is both an obligation and a privilege, and helps us become more like the generous God we believe in.
The learning hub has been funded by the national church as part of the National Giving Strategy. It is one of a series of initiatives to encourage giving and generosity and build a generous church. The strategy starts with the acknowledgment that without God’s help, our plans will never succeed.
As St Anselm prayed, “I owe you more than my whole self, but I have no more, and by myself I cannot render the whole of it to you”.
This is where everything must start, in prayer that God will give us all we need to be the generous people he is calling us to be. We pray that these resources will be an answer to your prayers, that they will enable you and your church to grow in an understanding and awareness of God’s incredible generosity to us and how we can live generous lives in response.
If you would like any further help or support with giving and generosity then do please get in touch, we would be delighted to help.
Most Diocese have a Generous Giving Advisor. Find yours here.
Download an overview of the content of the hub.