The Church of England has recently launched new resources to help churches to take part in The Generosity Week.
Produced by The Church of England’s National Giving Team, the series of week-long resources (Sunday to Sunday) encourage people to live generously.
A core part of the material is eight daily podcast reflections for churches to encourage individuals to listen to. These podcasts explore generosity in the Bible through a verse of scripture followed by a reflection by a range of contributors from across the country and The Church of England.
The Generosity Week was created by The Church of England as a response to the fall in church income during the pandemic. However, its purpose is to encourage a generous culture within churches, so that churches can grow their ministry for generations to come.
Churches can run The Generosity Week at any time in the year. In addition to the podcast reflections, it includes the following resources:
- Service Content Packs with a range of material for service leaders to include in two Sunday services, one focussing on generosity and one on gratitude
- Liturgy for a week’s morning prayer services, to be used in person or online
- A small group study session with a guide for leaders, including a biblical reflection and discussion questions based on the material from one of the Sunday services
- A social media toolkit with branded templates
The resources are free and available to download and listen to from the Parish Resources website at https://www.parishresources.org.uk/generosity-week/