Twenty statements about giving
In an earlier post I referred to the “Nurturing Generous Giving” workshops that I began offering in 2012. At the beginning of each program I asked participants to complete an exercise in three steps:
- In the first step they completed a worksheet by themselves, without discussion. The sheet contained twenty statements about giving, with the introductory phrase “In our congregation today . . .” Participants checked off one of three boxes after each statement, labelled “agree”, “disagree” and “don’t know”.
- In the second step, they discussed their responses with the other people at their table (often people from their own congregation).
- In the third step we collected the responses to each question from the entire group, by show of hands .
All of the statements are about matters of fact, and people’s responses reflect whether they believe them to be true.
In future posts I am going to report on some of the more interesting results from the exercise
If you wish to complete the survey before reading what other people said, click on this link.