St Luke’s, West Derby feature in new Church Legacy video
St Luke’s, West Derby features in a new short film from The Church of England entitled ‘A Lasting Difference’, explaining how gifts in wills can help to transform the lives of our local churches and communities.
The video is being released as part of Christian Legacy Week (19-25 October). This is a great opportunity for parishes and churches to talk to their congregations about the power of legacy giving. The short film features three inspiring case studies from parish churches where gifts have enabled amazing opportunities for mission - from new church halls, to hiring a youth worker and improving disabled access.
John Preston, National Stewardship Officer at the Church of England, said: “The call to Christian stewardship doesn't just apply to our church and charitable giving - we're called to be generous in all of our giving throughout life and at the end of life. The Church of England encourages its members to give 5% of their income to the local church and a similar amount to charities that the Lord puts on their hearts.”
Christian Legacy Week seeks to encourage discussions around leaving a legacy being just as normal in church as talking about life after death and living a life that ‘makes a difference’. That’s why they and the Church of England are providing free resources to help churches talk about gifts in wills over the course of the week.
Christian Legacy Week is run by a group of leading Christian charities, including Care for the Family, the Bible Society, Church Mission Society, the TLG, Livability and Stewardship.
Daniel Jones from Stewardship added: “We’re very excited to be encouraging churches to get involved with Christian Legacy Week this year. Talking about death and what we leave behind should not be a taboo subject for Christians.