Uncomfortable hospitality - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 15 August 2017

40acts in Acts August challenge - a blog from Stewardship

The best hospitality I ever received was not comfortable.  In fact it was extremely uncomfortable.


Three Steps to Raising a Generous Child

By Kato Nkhoma | 13 August 2017 | Comments (4)

...If Not Now, When?

I always found comfort in telling myself that I will teach my children the value of giving when they grow older. But that conversation changed my entire philosophy.

Children don’t learn through what we tell them, they learn through observation...


The 40acts community discover entreprenurial generosity

By Jessie Herbert | 31 July 2017

40 acts - a blog form stewardship

On 13th July, some of the 40acts community gathered in a rustic coffee shop in the heart of London to hear stories of entrepreneurial generosity. Ed Vickers, the founder of Jollies was sharing his story alongside Menekse Stewart, the pioneer of Cheerfully Given.


10 things every church should know about employing staff

By Jackie Fletcher | 21 July 2017

10 things every church should know about employing staff - a blog from Stewardship

Jackie from Stewardship's Payroll Bureau team gives us her top 10 things every church should know about employing staff.


Praying for enemies? - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 20 July 2017 | Comments (2)

40acts in ACTS - a blog from Stewardship

“Actually, the best thing you could do would be to pray for her...”

 As a 7 year old, this was my introduction to the concept of praying for ‘enemies’. There was another child at school who had been continually nasty to me for no apparent reason. And whilst being comforted by my mum, this was the suggestion she’d made.


When a family of four became seven...

By Ruth Leigh | 18 July 2017 | Comments (3)

When four became seven - A blog from Stewardship

Zara and Simon Reynolds* (not their real name) live in the Devon countryside with their two teenage children. For years they’d felt the urge to become foster parents, but it never seemed to be the right time. Then two years ago, at New Wine, they heard a talk by Home For Good, the fostering and adoption charity, and put in their application to become foster parents.


Receipts and payments accounts; you might want to give it another look

By Alan Hough | 17 July 2017

Receipts and Payments - a blog form Stewardship[

Every year changes are required in the disclosure or format of accruals accounts in order to meet new regulations or to reflect changes in emphasis or best practice. However, as the full impact of the FRS 102 Charity SORP is felt for the first time, this reporting season has seen more changes than usual. For some of our own clients this has required minor changes, for others quite significant ones.

Contrary to the views of some church treasurers and trustees, for most churches the receipts and payments basis of accounting is perfectly acceptable and may save you a lot of stress and time. Here’s why…


What our clients say about us: Anna Smith, Treasurer at Christian Deaf Link

By Bethan Walker | 1 July 2017

“We were in a fairly emotional place when Stewardship came on board.

Our church treasurer had been ill for some time, but sadly he died quite suddenly in December 2013. This left us in a difficult and painful situation."


The unaffected joy of true community - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 16 June 2017

Unaffected Joy - a blog from Stewardship

At the start of this week I knew I wanted to write about radical communities. What I didn’t know was that we’d have witnessed yet another devastating event with another community coming together through hope and generosity in the midst of horror and despair.