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

First principles

Groucho Marx famously said, 'These are my principles, if you don't like them I have others'! Well, these are some of the key principles that shape the approach in Giving in Grace. They are the boundary markers, if you like, that set the limits within which churches can enjoy the flexibility of Giving in Grace.

Section Guide (Key Principles)

Theology

Giving is more than our response to the pressing needs of ministry and mission. Generosity overflows when we are caught up in God's extravagant love and self-giving.
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Leadership

Leaders must advocate and model the same generosity that they invite the church to offer, if they are to plan and deliver an effective programme.
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Making the case for giving

The case statement is the foundational document of the programme, summarising key information and forming the basis of the early work of the planning group.
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All things to all people

Differentiation respects the different perspectives, relationships and motivations within our congregations when we invite a response to God's generosity.
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Ready as a generous gift

Planned, regular giving is the key that unlocks generous giving, with higher levels of giving, resistant to recession and most responsive to teaching and preaching. 
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