I produced this powerpoint to use as a resource when talking to parishes about fundraising. It starts with the Christian framework for giving, in order that the philanthropic fundraising practice described later in the presentation can be read in that light. We don’t need to give because God or the church needs our money, but we need to give as an important part of our discipleship, surrendering to God who gave all – our lives and every aspect of them. Churches that struggle for funds often find that there has been a lack of teaching and understanding of the disciplines of a Christian life for many years.
Use this resource where helpful and feel free to contact me to discuss its implications on your church and explore how things can be changed so that an attitude of generosity, not scarcity is part of your culture.