Adventures in Generosity

The occasionally coherent ramblings of a Stewardship Advisor in the Church of England

An excellent post and a model for all our churches – whether minsters, tiny rural or UPA – generosity isn’t just a privilege of the succesful – it’s for everyone

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I believe The Belfrey is called by God to be a resource church. Some people call that a MinsterChurch. Others use different language. The phraseology isn’t crucial. The important thing is that we resource others. To be a resource church, certain values need to be in place. And the most important one is the value of generosity.

Here’s what Proverbs 11:24-25 says about generosity:

‘One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.’

I had a meeting with John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York earlier in the year where we talked about the vision of The Belfrey. We chatted about the kind of church we’ve been in the past and the kind of church we should be in the future. We particularly talked about us increasingly becoming a resource…

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