Giving Conference – Church House Oxford – Saturday June 23rd 2018 – 9am to 12.30pm
Choose from six different seminars on legacy giving, funding for building projects, theologies of giving, digital giving (contactless, online etc) and the Parish Giving Scheme.
Reflections on Living Generously
The Diocese’s Generous Giving Adviser, Jonathan Farnhill, has produced seven reflections on living generously, based on the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet. You can download them here, and if you want printed copies of them then please contact Julie Jones.
Helping churches review how they encourage giving
The Giving Checklist enables churches to review how effective they are at encouraging giving within the church, during the service, on their website and on social media. You can download the Giving Checklist here. It is recommended that this is done by a PCC or a relevant sub-group. If you would like me to facilitate a session where this is done then do please contact Jonathan Farnhill .
Helping identify potential funders
If you wish to search for funders who may be interested in providing funding for your project, then you can access a directory of grant-making trusts for churches here. The diocese also has a licence for the TrustFunder website. If you wish us to search for grant making trusts who may be able to support a project or campaign in your church then please contact Julie Jones.
Helping encourage regular giving through the Parish Giving Scheme
We are introducing the Parish Giving Scheme, which is an excellent means of encouraging greater generosity within your church. Further information on this scheme is available here.
Helping encourage legacy giving
There are some excellent resources available from the Parish Resources website. These include a PCC Legacy Toolkit, as well as a simple Legacy Leaflet and a more comprehensive Legacy Booklet. Copies of these can be ordered from Parish Resource free of charge. For further information on legacy giving, please click here.
Helping rural parishes
We will be developing resources specifically to address the challenges that rural parishes face. The giving guide for small or rural parishes is definitely worth a look in the meantime.
Helping find funding resources
The Parish Resources website has heaps of information on how to encourage generous giving. Programmes, leaflets, films, sermon outlines and much more including really useful links to other websites such as the excellent Giving in Grace website. There’s also specific guides on how to encourage and set up different forms of giving.