New 2-day Personal Support Coaches' Workshop Announced

By Fiona Mearns | 12 November 2018

 

“When an organisation has effective personal support coaching in place their staff are much more successful in building and maintaining their support teams”, says Myles Wilson.  And he should know, having worked with a wide range of mission agencies and Christian organisations over three decades and seen the difference effective one-to-one coaching can make.

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Help shape the future of the Stewardship Giving Account

By Bethan Walker | 30 October 2018 | Comments (4)

From November 2018, Stewardship’s EAP community will take an important part in shaping the future of the Stewardship Giving Account. Our early adopters will be the first to trial the new-look Stewardship Giving Account and provide feedback about their experience.

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Upside Down Giving

By Kezia Owusu-Yianoma | 24 October 2018

Reverse tithing. Generous even in poverty. Christians love a juxtaposition. We love to illustrate a point using polar opposites. Maybe that’s because it’s all over the Bible. That’s why you can read the phrase reverse tithing without even batting an eyelid, because at first it seems illustrative. Except reverse tithing isn’t just an illustration, it’s a real way to tithe. Or at least it is for Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and his wife.

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Modern Slavery: Have you seen me?

By Ruth Leigh | 19 October 2018 | Comments (1)

When I was at school in the 1970s, the word “slavery” meant the TV series “Roots.” We were all glued to it, open-mouthed at the successive generations of enslaved people who made up writer Alex Haley’s family. Today, in 2018, modern slavery is everywhere, its toxic fingers reaching into every country and community. People are still forced to work against their will by cruel masters.

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Mission: Called to Send?

By Fiona Mearns | 16 October 2018

There’s a trope much-favoured by the Hollywood blockbuster of the person hanging on to the cliff edge whose only hope is the tight grip of the person on solid ground, promising them they won’t let go.  Not exactly a day-to-day occurrence (at least not in my neck of the woods) but - unlikely as it may seem - it does have something to say about the role of a supporter. 

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Churches and Lottery Funds - is it okay to take the money?

By Alan Hough | 15 October 2018

Church leaders have differing views on whether churches should consider using Lottery funding.  Even where leaders would see gambling as wrong, some would argue that once Lottery funds become available then churches should not shy away from applying for them; others would argue that such funds are always ‘off limits’.

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Indonesia Tsunami Appeal - how you can help...

By Daniel Jones | 4 October 2018

A 7-year-old injured boy, whose mother and young sister remain missing, receives treatment after strong earthquake on October 1, 2018 in Palu, Indonesia. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images).

A 7-year-old injured boy, whose mother and young sister remain missing, receives treatment after strong earthquake on October 1, 2018 in Palu, Indonesia. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images).

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 28 September and triggered a terrifying tsunami, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Here's how you can help...

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Stewardship introduce pioneering Instant Gift Aid feature to mark Gift Aid Awareness Day

By Bethan Walker | 4 October 2018 | Comments (1)

We're pleased to announce today a ground-breaking new feature to add Gift Aid instantly to charity donations made using our giving accounts.

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Why I Give: Stewart McCulloch

By Craig Borlase | 28 September 2018 | Comments (3)

What were you taught about generosity when you were a child?

Growing up, we did not have much money, but my father – a carpenter – gave his time and skills to our elderly and poor neighbours.

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Give and Let Give

By Sue Richards | 24 September 2018 | Comments (1)

As a visually impaired person, my husband, John, has often been the recipient of generous giving. He has benefitted from fund-raising activities and street collections, and has been the owner of four gorgeous guide dogs. He is extremely grateful to charities like Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, RNIB, Calibre (who send him audio books) and the BWBF who provide him with an internet radio.

But it’s important to him to be able to give too.

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