Uniquely positioned to support

Author: Sam Colbourn Leach

Published on: 30 August 2022

In these turbulent times, we are all feeling the sting of this cost of living crisis. But I’m sure that you are also aware of those who are struggling under the weight of rising costs more than others. When serving both congregation and community, the need can feel overwhelming.

As people passionate to see change in your community, I want to encourage you that you aren’t alone in facing this challenge. At Christians Against Poverty (CAP), we equip and empower local churches across the UK to help some of the most marginalised people in their communities find freedom from problem debt, gain vital life skills like money management, and more.

We believe that churches like your own are uniquely positioned in their ability to support those in the most desperate situations, not just bringing practical help, but bringing real hope, friendship, and the love of Jesus.

Whether you are wanting to equip people through practical ministry, explore what the Bible has to say about debt and poverty, or inspire your congregation to engage with the needs in your community, we would love to support you. Get in touch with us to find out more, email: puhepucnegarefuvc@pnchx.bet

CAP are happy to supply signposting resources such as leaflets and posters, which feature their freephone number and information about the support available.

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