On Giving | Reflections & Resources for Pre-Generous Parishioners
Make "Money" an Easier Topic in Your Congregation
The wit and wisdom of the Stillspeaking Writers' Group is offered in On Giving to ease the financial conversations in your congregation, answering such questions as:
- Why do we give?
- What is a tithe (and has tithing become a dinosaur)?
- How do we commit to giving when our budgets are in the red?
- Should your pastor know how much you give?
- What if we want our financial gifts to the church to be earmarked for our favorite projects?
As Kaji Dousa writes (in the spirit of Mary Oliver):
You do not have to give perfectly.
You do not have to wrack your mind,
your bank account,
your possibilities ...
Your gifts have a place
'In the family of things.'
About the Writers
The Stillspeaking Writers' Group is made up of United Church of Christ ministers, pastors, and authors who collaborate on a variety of resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not so sure about the church. Their motto: "Hearing God where you live (and other surprising places)."
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