Here’s the thing: Christians Against Poverty is fast-moving and always changing. Just when you think you’ve got your head around what we do, we go and change it again!
We have and will always be a debt counselling charity – that’s true – but in recent years, CAP’s focus has widened to include the causes of poverty.
We’ve gone upstream to what’s making people’s financial problems worse. Did you know we’re now helping people with money education, job clubs, learning essential life skills and even addictions?
Of course, we can only do this through the love and care of the local Church which is where you come in!
CAP’s Church Partnership team is often told: “We can’t do much about poverty, we’re only a small church” but here’s another fact: one in three of the congregations we work with have 50 to 100 members. You don’t have to be a mega church to make your mark!
We’d love to send you one of our CAP speakers to speak at your church and tell true stories from the front line of UK poverty that will inspire your church into action and show them that they really can make a genuine difference in their community.
Depending on how close you are to one of our centres, our speakers can do anything from a short ten-minute slot in the Sunday morning service (about CAP and what they can do) to a 20 or 60-minute presentation including our latest films featuring stories of lives transformed by God.
We also can give a sermon on what exactly the Bible says about how we should react to poverty in the world.
There’s nothing like hearing about something first hand and feeling like you’ve got all the information from the ‘horse’s mouth’ – that’s why testimony is so powerful.