Giving our Thanks and Praise was developed by General Synod Resources for Mission. The program is based on three actions: inspiring, inviting and thanking and has resources for each action. It is adaptable and scalable for use in any congregation. Designed as a five-week program, Giving our Thanks and Praise can be delivered as a shorter program as well. 

Five Steps

The program includes the following five steps:

  1. Get started: Recruit leadership, set goals, and plan implementation
  2. Inspire: Resources to develop “Why I give” testimonies, resources to develop a narrative budget to share the story of your ministry, and worship and learning resources to anchor the program in sound theology in our Anglican tradition
  3. Invite: Step-by-step support for a face-to-face and peer-to-peer invitation to everyone in your community, and ideas for a leadership letter
  4. Thank: Ideas and encouragement for showing and modelling gratitude that is timely, personal, and sincere, and ways to develop a culture of gratitude in your parish
  5. Wrap up: Evaluation and preparation for next year’s program

A peer support program developed by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is available to support you in your efforts. Visit for more information.

Download a print-ready file of the Giving our Thanks and Praise Program Guide below. Simply send this file to your local print company and order the required number of copies.