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Summer Stewardship Update 2022

July 2022

Welcome to the first issue of the quarterly Stewardship newsletter. The stewardship team hopes this newsletter will be helpful in keeping you informed of developments, special events and resources in the area of stewardship.

Giving to Grow Webinar

Following on from the Assembly Trustees' Giving to Grow webinar, which took place on Tuesday 10 May, the video recording, regulations and worked examples are now available on the Church of Scotland website.

The Stewardship and Finance department will be hosting another webinar in mid-August to explain the practicalities of the new scheme. Registration information will soon be sent to session clerks, congregational treasurers and those on our contact list.

Learn more about Giving to Grow

Free Treasurer and Gift Aid Training

Starting in July, accounting software provider Data Developments will be running two free online courses. The first course, “Treasurer Training”, will explain the roles and responsibilities of a treasurer, how to complete an end of year report and more. The second course “Gift Aid Secretaries” will introduce Gift Aid and explain the rules and processes for claiming Gift Aid.

Sign up for training

Narrative of Generosity

The Narrative of Generosity is a resource created by the stewardship team that encourages the sharing of stories to teach and reflect on Christian stewardship. The narrative is a modular-based resource with 12 themes to help us fulfil our God-given role as stewards in all aspects of our lives.

If you’re interested in using the Narrative of Generosity in your congregation, contact your local stewardship consultant for a chat.

View the Narrative of Generosity resources

Webinar Recordings

Did you know that most webinars run by the stewardship team are posted on our YouTube channel? Visit our channel to view previous recordings on topics ranging from digital giving to legacies to Gift Aid and the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS).

Accounting software provider Data Developments has created an ecumenical support group on Facebook to help and support new and existing treasurers. The group offers collective support, encouragement, practical support and hints and tips.

Join the Facebook group for treasurers

Stewardship Consultants

The stewardship team is available to advise and support churches in relation to Christian stewardship: providing resources, offering practical solutions and encouraging generosity in all aspects of life in response to God's abundant love.

The team can help with the promotion of effective stewardship through engaging and flexible teaching and worship resources, focussed programmes, event facilitation and practical giving solutions. These services are provided free of charge to support congregations in this vital work. If you are interested in exploring stewardship in your own congregation or presbytery, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email us at You can also find the stewardship consultant for your specific area on the Church of Scotland website.

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