Generosity and Discipleship
Generosity and discipleship go hand in hand.
God is, by nature, a God who gives – we are enriched by the gifts God has given to us, and are invited to respond through gratitude and grace. As beings made in the image of God, generosity is in our nature as well, and so as we express our love through giving we grow in the likeness of Christ. We are blessed so that we may be a blessing to others, giving of ourselves through an outpouring of love.
The end point of all our giving is that it enables mission in our church – at St. Luke’s church we are delighted to be able to serve our community in many ways, offering opportunities for people to encounter God’s love.
Our journey of generosity as a Christian community is in exploring what it means to be a generous church, growing in discipleship together as we enable the mission to which we are called.
Rev Tracey Morris Generous Living #1
2 May 2021
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As generosity and giving is grounded in our discipleship, it can be helpful to reflect on the subject through prayer, written reflections or podcasts. The Church of England has produced a series of podcasts, each under 10 minutes, which you can listen to here.
If you are a visitor to the church – welcome! We hope that you have had a good experience with us, and have encountered the faith which grounds us at St. Luke’s church.
If you are able to make a donation to support the mission and ministry of our church, we would be very grateful. You can do so by clicking here.
Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you have the opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, by leaving a legacy to his church. A gift in your Will to St. Luke’s church is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support our mission and ministry within our community.
A gift can be an expression of your gratitude and thanksgiving towards God, and can help keep our local church alive, and help transform its future.
Downloadable giving documents
What is the Parish Giving Scheme?
Parish Giving Scheme
Regular, planned giving is a commitment to our church grounded in faith, allowing our PCC to plan effectively, and enables mission to be budgeted based on a known income. Here at St. Luke’s church, the best way to give regularly is through the Parish Giving Scheme.
To find out more, and to give regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme, simply visit the PGS website by clicking here, or phone 0333 002 1271 and quote our PGS Parish Code 350635061. Alternatively you can download a paper Gift Form by clicking here.
If you would like some more information about regular giving, including other ways to give regularly, please contact our treasurer, Ashley email@example.com
Thank you for all you are able to give. Your generosity enables us to be Christ in our community.