FAQ’s

Everything you need to know to get involved with Generous June!

What resources will be available and where can I find them?
When is it? Why June?
How can I get involved individually and as a parish?
What resources will be available and where can I find them?
Who is writing the resources?
How do I use the resources?
Will we be able to feedback on what we thought?

What resources will be available and where can I find them?

This year we have lots more resources available to you. We will have resources to cater to the individual, a group, and for our Sunday gatherings. They are also available in different formats, including video, audio, and paper resource.

All of the resources from this year and last will be available on this website and easy to find. Pre-recorded online sermons and other interactive resources will be available to download and use as part of your Sunday services. The resources are digital-only but please feel free to print them off at home if necessary.

When is it? Why June?

This year, Generous June could be called “Generous Jun-ly”.

Originally, one reason that June was chosen as a good month for a generosity campaign was not just because “Generous June” rolls off the tongue!

This year the first week of June is a busy one for our churches, with Pentecost and the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations falling within the same week. We have taken the decision to push back the official first Sunday to the 12th of June, to make room for the programme.

June’s position in the Christian calendar makes it a perfect place to reflect on what has come before, with Christmas, Easter and more recently Pentecost taking place, and to look forward to what is to come for the remainder of the year.

Generous June offers individuals within our churches an opportunity to engage with the theme of generosity in a number of different ways.

Generosity is a key part of our discipleship and walk with God; through these resources, we are encouraging everyone to reflect on their own position on generosity and see how it can affect their day-to-day lives.

Parishes can get involved by signing up to receive more information on our website.

Parishes will be encouraged to engage with Generous June in these different ways:

  • By encouraging individuals to listen to and/or read the daily reflections found on the website; we’re hoping that these will be engaging for everyone in all contexts to get different perspectives on generosity, in all its forms (not just money!)
  • By engaging your congregations to explore generosity through our online Sunday Service resources, enabling a wider conversation about giving and generosity.
  • By engaging with the individual and group resources, reflecting on what it means to lead generous lives and build generous habits.

Who is writing the resources?

The Generous June resources are a combination of new and refreshed content building on existing effective resources developed across the Stewardship and Generous Giving Network of the Church of England.

The daily reflections are from voices across the Diocese of Winchester and from other individuals across the country who are involved with resourcing and supporting Stewardship practice within the Church of England.

How can I get involved individually and as a parish?

Generous June offers individuals within our churches an opportunity to engage with the theme of generosity in a number of different ways.

Generosity is a key part of our discipleship and walk with God; through these resources, we are encouraging everyone to reflect on their own position on generosity and see how it can affect their day-to-day lives.

Parishes can get involved by signing up to receive more information on our website.

Parishes will be encouraged to engage with Generous June in these different ways:

  • By encouraging individuals to listen to and/or read the daily reflections found on the website; we’re hoping that these will be engaging for everyone in all contexts to get different perspectives on generosity, in all its forms (not just money!)
  • By engaging your congregations to explore generosity through our online Sunday Service resources, enabling a wider conversation about giving and generosity.
  • By engaging with the individual and group resources, reflecting on what it means to lead generous lives and build generous habits.

How do I use the resources?

We have simplified the download process for accessing the resources. Simply go to the resource page on the site and click on the resources you wish to download. From there it’s up to you to use the resource in a way that suits your context. Whether for your church, small group, or yourself, please feel encouraged to make the most of these resources by tailoring them to your own needs.

Will we be able to feedback on what we thought?

The Generous June website will offer user feedback on their experience with the resources and the project as a whole. We will use this feedback to improve any potential future projects.

Your thoughts and feedback really do matter to us. After reflecting on your feedback from last year, a key aspect of Generous June we implemented for this year was a broader and more diverse set of voices and resources. Whilst it is improbable that we have covered every angle and every voice, we do feel that you will be using the resources across a whole manner of contexts.