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challenge your church to be generous in 2015!

By Catherine Durant | 12 December 2014 | Comments (4)

40acts Together 2015 

40acts is back for 2015.  And in preparation we’ve put together some church resources available now in time to plan for the next term. 


If you’re a church leader and organising your sermon plan for next year, why not consider encouraging your congregation to participate in 40acts 2015, inspiring your church in generosity supplemented by our sermon notes and small group materials.


Alternatively, if you’re not in leadership, but enjoyed 40acts last year, you could suggest the idea to your church leader and point them towards the 40acts website where they can download a seven week series of sermon notes and complementary small group resources to use as little or as much of as preferred.


Whether or not your church usually observes Lent, 40acts Together provides an opportunity for your congregation to get to grips with generosity and reach out to their community. Lent has come to be associated with giving something up, but for the past four years 40acts has done Lent differently, challenging people to do a generous act every day and creating a daily habit of generosity.


Download these resources for free at by signing up as a church and/or small group.


Further materials for joining 40acts Together with your family or school will be available to download in January. Don’t forget to also sign up as an individual to receive your daily generosity challenge and a reflection from 40 different Christian writers during the Lent period.

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Catherine works in Content (which means mainly writing and editing) for Stewardship. She is happiest when making new friends or catching up with old ones, loves art in all its forms and anything French, especially cheese.


Pat Jackson

January 9, 2015 4:09 AM
Last year I participate in this wonderful time of giving. Each day I posted on our church fb page what the Act of generosity/kindness was for that day.
Many folks in our church are not hooked up to the internet; I would like to get the whole congregation involved.
I want to propose to our Parish Council that we put each week's Acts of Generosity in the Sunday Bulletin.
I like the idea of a day by day event; I want everyone to experience the joy that I felt last year by giving.
Thank you

Catherine Taylor

February 6, 2015 1:39 PM
Its great for us who have email to get the daily challenge but there are people who don't have email and who would like to participate. Is there a 40 day downloadable list for them and if so how do we obtain it.


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January 28, 2019 1:16 PM
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