What is 40acts?
Lent is usually about 'giving stuff up', isn't it? What if you could add something transformational to the traditional?
What if you could give up chocolate and give the money to your favourite charity? What if you could turn the TV off and spend more time helping your neighbour? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness that reflected God's amazing generosity? Well, that’s where 40acts – the generosity challenge from Christian charity Stewardship - comes in.
Tell me more…
For four years we’ve encouraged individuals to take a daily challenge: 40 nudges in a generous direction, alongside 40 blogs to read and ponder. In 2014 over 46,000 joined us, creating a wave of over 1.8 million acts of generosity in more than 180 countries worldwide.
We also created 40acts Together especially for groups. Whether you're a family, church, small group, workplace, school or youth group, 40acts Together provides you with online and printable resources to guide you through your generous journey as a community. At the end of Lent, you’ll be ready to host an event for your neighbours, colleagues or wider community.
40acts is finished for 2014, but here are some things you can do next:
1. Sign up and be the first to know about 40acts 2015!
2. See what the 40acts community did this year on our Sharing is Caring social wall.
3. Discover our free follow-up email series - The Art of Giving.
What are the daily reflections?
The 40acts blog has featured daily inspirational contributions from likes of Shaun King (HopeMob), Rob Parsons (Care for the Family), Mike Pilavachi (Soul Survivor), Krish Kandiah (Evangelical Alliance), Luke Smith (Fusion UK), Dot Tyler (Tearfund), Jonty Langley (Huffington Post), Caleb Meakins (My 40 Days), Sam Gibb (Sorted Magazine), Charlie Blythe (A21 Campaign, Hillsong) and many more. If you sign up to receive daily emails, these blog posts will come straight through to your inbox every morning during Lent, along with a featured act of the day.