We hope you enjoyed issue 36 of SHARE magazine!
Here are the legal and financial links for this edition:
At the end of 40acts we’re often flooded with messages saying "I wish it happened all year round!" so this year we’re taking up the challenge with a plan to keep the generosity going for the rest of 2017 and right through to Lent 2018.
It’s our 10th wedding anniversary and we’re sitting down to dinner at the fancy hotel where we plan to spend the next two days. The setting is beautiful, the menu looks irresistible, and our mobiles have been left behind in the room. And what makes it both a little strange and overwhelmingly special is that we have no idea who paid for it.
Homeward bound on a Wednesday evening I headed out of my local train station aiming for the tram stop straight ahead. In between me and the exit were a couple of ‘chuggers’- or ‘charity muggers’ - so called, because of the enthusiastic way they try to engage in conversation and sign you up to a very worthy cause. Different to the costume-wearing volunteers who stand optimistically shaking a tin on street corners, these guys are seriously bold, salesy and persistent.
Mother's Day, like Father's Day, Valentine's Day and birth announcements, always causes me to take a sharp intake of breath. These occasions have the unique ability to simultaneously bring joy and pain to so many.
It started on the first day of March – over 100,000 people lined up ready on the 40acts starting line. Armed with a pen and two pieces of paper, they scribbled down what might be holding them back from living a generous life on one sheet and on the other everything they had to give away—time, skills, resources. Then came the crunch: rip up the first list; pray over the second.
Kathryn Kendall explores the subject of prioritising generosity in busy family life.
In this quarter's edition of Share Magazine, we referenced the following articles, blogs and briefing papers:
Thankfully, history tells us that the financial collapse of churches is rare and that for most trustees, most of the time, a going concern assessment is fairly straightforward. However, two recent changes; the introduction of FRS102 Charity SORP for accruals accounts combined with the Charity Commission’s new Directions to independent examiners, have raised the profile of going concern for all charities!
Stewardship has over 25 years’ experience of mortgage lending to Christian churches and charities, our experience of the quality and clarity of applications is variable from exceptional to most lacking. In this blog, we explore four main themes that applicants should consider...
blogs by the Stewardship team and selected guest writers.