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Why preach about money in church….. Not primarily to increase the offering! To aid Christians in their discipleship To explain the scriptural context Within a regular diet of preaching & teaching To develop holistic and healthy habits To develop generous livestyles Faithraising not Fundraising!
Issues…. We have some fantastic stories of changed lives, ministry and mission, yet we dont tell them. Charities are in competition with the Church. Culture – feels like blowing our own trumpet Talking about cost can reinforce subscription mindset Costs can limit giving, yet some information is helpful to challenge myths Many communication possibilities, can be confusing
Lots of opportunities Parish Magazine Website Facebook / Twitter Weekly/monthly e-mail list APCM & Reports Testimony in services Building up the foundation of understanding.
So that we get….. The generosity of disciples giving to Gods work. Whose stewardship is aided by clear communication as to the impact of our giving Through churches who model generosity And who communicate clearly and consistently.