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

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Making a Decision

Jesus invited his first disciples to 'come and see'; they could talk and ask questions (John 1:39). You need to know if a Giving in Grace programme is what your church needs right now. So take the opportunity to discuss and discern both the needs of the church and the energy available to tackle them.
The church may be facing a pressing financial situation that must be addressed immediately. There may be specific issues of good stewardship practice, such as preparing and communicating a budget, that need urgent attention. There may be little energy among key people or a lack of advocacy for stewardship among the church leadership. A full and focused stewardship programme may be what you need - or you may need something sharp and simple, drawing on resources in the Annual Review section of the site. Do the early spadework, get talking and prepare the ground for an informed leadership decision.