Generous Giving Seminars

As churches begin to look to the future and reopen their buildings many will be considering their mission and thinking about how to fund it in the post-lockdown world.

To support these conversations we will be running a series online seminars looking at different methods of giving and how you might use them. Each seminar will be an opportunity to hear more about the topic and to ask any questions you have about your local context. There will also be space for sharing best practice between churches.

Each seminar will be a self-contained topic so you are welcome to join all the sessions or just those most helpful to you in your own context. The sessions will be held via Zoom and can be accessed via this page from 15 minutes before the start of the seminar.

Next Seminar – Tuesday 8th September, 18.30

What we’ve learnt about giving and what it means for the future

The first of our September seminars will look at what we’ve learnt about giving during the preceding eight months and what that means for giving in the future. The presentation will include some statistics and reflections and there will be time for participants to share their own thoughts on how lockdown has affected giving in their church.

Click here to join the meeting via Zoom (link to go live from 18.15).

Future Seminars

15th September – Online Donations

A look at what options are available and how you might use them in your church.

22nd September – Contactless giving in reopened church buildings

An overview of the different contactless options and a discussion of how you might utilise them in a socially distant church context.

29th September – Introduction to the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)

A brief overview of the Parish Giving Scheme; what it is, how it works and how signing up could benefit your church.

6th October – Congregational regular giving (PGS and Standing Orders) after lockdown

Space to consider what regular giving might look like after lockdown and some suggestions for approaching the congregation.

13th October – Regular giving from the wider community

How is giving from the wider community different from congregational giving? Some suggestions for approaching the local community and using the Parish Giving Scheme for non-congregational regular giving.

Previous Seminars

22nd July – Giving in Reopened Church Buildings

Our first seminar considered some of the early reflections on giving during lockdown and looked at some of the options available to churches as they reopen their buildings.

Click here for the presentation slides

Click here to watch the recording of the seminar