Creative ways to sustainably grow your church’s impact
This 4-week course will consider ways churches can fund social action and other ministries sustainably, whilst staying true to the priorities of Christ’s kingdom. It will explore the intersection between enterprise, faith, and social impact, and how to navigate the opportunities and challenges this presents for churches.
Many churches in the UK are looking for creative ways to make a difference in their communities in the midst of a financially challenging environment. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, churches want to do more to help people who are experiencing disadvantage or hardship. Secondly, they have a reserve of skills and resources that could be stewarded more effectively for the kingdom. Thirdly, they recognise that peoples giving habits are changing and that diversifying income streams offers a more sustainable model to fund ministry into the future.
As well as great opportunities however, there are also significant challenges and risks for churches running enterprises or receiving funding. For example, how do churches ensure common vision and values are held across all parts of the organisation? How are resources prioritised when there are competing demands? How do churches avoid “mission drift” from their primary calling to “seek first the Kingdom”.
This 4-week course is aimed at church members or leaders who want to start, grow or realign a church-based social project or enterprise.
This Course will run again in the future!
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