"excel in this grace of giving" (2 Cor. 8:7)

Making the most

For most churches, regular, planned, generous giving is the main source of income and needs careful nurture. Beyond the Collection Plate affirms this but looks also to other income streams. Congregations are creative fundraisers; many have been blessed by gifts in wills or a Friends group for the church building whilst digital fundraising is a game-
changer. Good stewardship practice maximises these income streams; this section of the website suggests how to do this.

Talking money and leadership

Before diving into detail the bookend chapters ask why we need to talk money and how we can talk about it and act effectively as leaders in stewardship in our churches.
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More than spare change

Regular planned giving is critical to every church. A changing society and fluctuating church attendance mean we must nurture our planned givers and their giving.
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Making Friends

Churches are living places of worship but over 12,000 are also heritage listed. Friends in our communities can share with our congregations in caring for these historic buildings
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Assets, events and appeals

Moses was asked, 'what do you have in your hand?' How can we use our assets of buildings, people and goodwill in our fundraising, earned  income and special appeals?
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There's an app for that

Digital giving by text, online giving platforms and mobile possibilities are transforming charitable giving. How can churches catch up and engage as appropriate?
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A gift of life

Charities receive over £2billion from gifts in wills but churches are largely missing out on these gifts of life. How can we invite gifts in wills with confidence and sensitivity?
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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Gift Aid and the Small Donations Scheme affrim the work of charities and faith communities. How can we make the most of them whilst navigating the potential pitfalls?
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