New feature added to the new-look Stewardship Giving Account: Viewing transactions

By Bethan Walker | 7 March 2019

The ability to view a list of your transactions is here!

Thanks to feedback received from participants of our Early Adopter Programme, development of the new feature was fast-tracked to provide the ability to view transactions much earlier than planned. If you have access to the new-look account, sign in now to take a look.

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Stewardship's Payroll Bureau Service: What's new?

By Bethan Walker | 28 February 2019

Our award-winning Payroll Bureau has been widely recognised for being one of the best of its kind in the UK. Over the next year, we will be adding a number of exciting new updates and features to our service.

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FAQ: Why should I give?

By David Flowers | 21 February 2019 | Comments (2)

 

This is going to seem a bit like mum saying “it’s for your own good” as she tips cod-liver oil down your throat - but one of the main reasons for being generous is that: giving is good for you! It may be good for the recipient too, but, believe it or not, you benefit most from being generous. You really do. Here is the main reason why: giving breaks the power of money.

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BT MyDonate to close in June

By Bethan Walker | 7 February 2019

Since the announcement was made last month, we've heard from many churches and Christian charities who will be impacted by the closure of BT MyDonate. If you currently rely on MyDonate, there is an alternative.

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The line between greed and generosity

By Jane Clamp | 30 January 2019

I confess I’m a bargain hunter, whatever the time of year. I can walk into a shop and find my feet tracking their way to the stickered items before I’ve consciously registered their existence. I’m like the Bisto kid of the reduced-item retail world – that is, until the January sales, which bring out a very different reaction in me.

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Missionaries are People Too

By Fiona Mearns | 22 January 2019

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 

1 Thessalonians 5: 11

 

If someone came to your home and cheerfully presented you with a bag of used tea bags as a gift, I suspect – like me – you’d be taken aback.  Whatever your view on the double-use teabag strategy, I doubt it would be your first thought as a gift when you popped round to a neighbour’s for coffee or turned up at someone’s birthday bash. 

The mission worker who’d been on the receiving end of this ‘unusual’ gift didn’t bat an eyelid.  "Was it all the person could afford?" I asked.  "Unlikely," they replied with a smile. 

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Improvements and fixes to the new-look Stewardship Giving Account

By Bethan Walker | 21 January 2019

We have released a number of improvements and fixes to the new-look Stewardship Giving Account (NLGA). This patch contained a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements.

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Secret Santa

By Jane Clamp | 19 December 2018 | Comments (6)

It’s that time again, the office party or works’ dinner out looms, and someone has come up with the bright scheme of having a Secret Santa. The idea (in case you are unfamiliar) is that each person in the organisation buys a gift for one other person, whose name is drawn randomly from a top hat, if done properly, but an old Jiffy bag if not. The end result is that everyone receives a present at the event, with no one left out.

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Advent Unwrapped: The Gift of Humility

By Jennie Pollock | 17 December 2018 | Comments (2)

Humility and pride are difficult things to pin down. We tend to think of pride as an arrogance about our own abilities or status, and therefore think that if we put ourselves down, or maintain a sense of our own insignificance, we must be being humble. Yet look at Mary’s song in Luke 1:46-55. In verse 48 she declares both that God has seen her humility and that all nations will honour her:

… he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
    For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed…

Total humility, and total self-assurance at the same time. How did she achieve this balance? Because she knew it was all about God:

…for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name (v 49).

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Stewardship December Dial In - Slides

By Alexandra Khan | 12 December 2018

If you joined us for the December Quarterly Dial-In for Treasurers, you might like to download the slides from today's call, along with the additional resources. 

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