I’m hoping to scuttle back to the cool of Perthshire this evening when the temperature begins to fall. For all my reservations about conferences, this one [CTBI Stewardship Network] has been very good. And I’ve plugged into a network of really useful contacts across Scotland, the north of England and the Church in Wales.
It still comes down to the basics – giving as an expression of thanksgiving and spiritual commitment. But the quality and sophistication of the web-based materials which has been developed in the Grace of Giving Programme in Liverpool and in Chichester are very impressive. And people are very open about sharing and allowing others to use what they have developed. So I’m much more hopeful about our ‘Year of Stewardship’ in the SEC. Just don’t ask when it begins, when it ends or how long it lasts.