What does faith mean to CAP?
We believe God has a special place in his heart for the marginalised and those who are crushed by poverty. When you follow Jesus, you quickly realise he is leading you to these people – not only to offer them prayer but to walk alongside them consistently and to do all you can to help in meaningful ways. That’s what CAP is about – for us, equipping people to find a lasting solution to their debt is a way of expressing God’s love for humanity.
Do you only work with Christians?
Not at all. We’re open and honest in our belief that God loves everyone on this planet regardless of their religious beliefs. The model of Jesus is to love whoever is in front of us and to do what we can to demonstrate that love. We monitor our services to make sure that everybody receives the same caring service regardless of race, nationality, religion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
How do you support particularly vulnerable people?
We believe that God has led CAP to serve the most vulnerable people in our society, which is our joy and privilege. Working with these people means we must be acutely aware of their challenges and how best to serve them. We’re committed to continuously listening to and learning from people with lived experience of debt and poverty. We also have dedicated Debt Advisors at head office who work alongside clients and ensure they get the support they need. Meanwhile, because all CAP services are delivered by local churches, we have teams on the frontline who meet clients face-to-face and provide holistic support through the ups and downs of life.