Jesus' mission to proclaim good news to the poor and set the captives free through the local church is the core of who we are. Over the past 18 years, we have been relentlessly pursuing our vision, partnering with hundreds of churches across the UK to see people released from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes.
We know there are many triggers that cause debt and keep families trapped in poverty; financial illiteracy, unemployment and addiction to name a few. Through our services, we have created practical solutions to equip local churches to address some of the biggest problems in our society. Our aim is to expand these services to reach more people and break the cycle of poverty in this country. However, we can only do this if more churches partner with us.
Our big vision is to have a network of local churches running 1,000 CAP projects by 2021. By partnering with CAP, your church has the opportunity to demonstrate God’s love in action. Whether you choose to help people with debt, unemployment or addictions, you can bring hope and salvation to some of the most marginalised people in your community.
CAP has grown into a movement of thousands of Christians and churches – will you join with us today, as we stand united against poverty in our nation?
- The big fight against poverty from an army of small churches
Friday, 09 October 2015
New figures have emerged showing that smaller churches can really pack a punch when it comes to social action. Christians Against Poverty has discovered one in three of the churches it is working with have congregations of 50 to 100 members – not the mega churches people might assume are needed for such hard-hitting projects. Chief Executive Matt…
Yesterday, we celebrated a very special debt free case, which marks the beginning of thousands more people being able to access a route out of debt that was previously restricted. On 1 October, CAP submitted the first Debt Relief Order (DRO) for a client who was previously ineligible for this insolvency option due to having just over £18,000 worth…
With the nights drawing in, we’re reminded that winter is just around the corner. So as you brace yourself for the cold weather, make sure it’s not your energy bills giving you the chills. Check out our top tips for saving money on fuel this winter. 1. Turn it off – Whilst it’s easier to leave appliances on standby, switching them off at the…
Each year, September 16 marks the start of a very special countdown. The summer months fade into a distant memory and as the air gets colder and the evenings get darker, the reality is it’s only 100 days until Christmas. The cash conscious adult masks the excited child in us, and the “to buy” list seems to grow as the days tick by… But don’t…
Over the last few weeks I have been on the CAP Engage placement and I have absolutely loved it! It’s been amazing to see first-hand how well the Debt Help, CAP Job Clubs and CAP Release Groups work; to hear stories on a daily basis of lives changed, and to play a part in releasing people from debt and poverty. It’s impossible not to be swept up…
CAP’s heart for helping people out of life’s isolating struggles is something I thank God for bringing into the world because I understand how devastating debt can be... I graduated in 2001 and entered into freelance work and the irregular income that entails. I was struggling to make ends meet. The head-in-the-sand survival mode was in full swing…
- Debt became a tidal wave Stuart couldn’t hold back
Monday, 14 September 2015
500 job applications in a year, only six replies and no interviews. Stuart tried everything but debt became a tidal wave he couldn't hold back.
Praise God that debt was not Stuart's final destination. Watch his story and see how different his life is for now and eternity.
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