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

Task Completed

Reflecting on our Stewardship

This section of the case encourages brief reflection on the church's stewardship story and practice. Present defensiveness, denial or anxiety is often challenged by remembrance of past achievements. Thinking about good stewardship practice can release leaders from fear of the accusation, 'the church is always talking about money'.
Completing this second section of the case will arise out of creative conversations about how stewardship feels in the church and what the church actually does – or does not – do around stewardship. The leaflet Seven Sacred Spaces and Stewardship will stimulate discussion. We also strongly recommend using some of the resources that accompany the excellent 2009 Church of England report, Giving for Life as the basis for discussion.The 'PCC Guide', as it is called, and the 'Pointers for Action' on pages 7 and 8 are a great way of starting a conversation that will help complete this section of the case statement.