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Church and Charity Leaders: Conversations in a Time of Crisis

By Debbie Wright | 22 October 2020

Our world is changing rapidly, with new rules for how we live, work, and socialise in a state of flux across the nation. Whilst many grasped the gravity of COVID-19 months ago, few anticipated the breadth of change we are now all living through.

Churches and charities adapted well to the initial lockdown by creating online services and online giving, but as we negotiate new ways of working, living and doing church, the challenges ahead are more uncertain and even greater.

We have put together a new leadership video series - created by leaders and for leaders - which will help and inspire church pastors and charity CEOs who are searching for new ideas on giving and generosity and financial guidance to keep pace with a constantly changing environment.  

In the first episode, Stewart McCulloch, CEO of Stewardship and Dr John Kirkby CBE, founder of Christians Against Poverty discuss:

  • The wisdom and skills needed to lead an organisation through a crisis and into an uncertain future
  • The biblical passages that have underpinned confident leadership when dealing with tough decisions
  • How financial contingency plans are essential for the immediate and long-term planning

"We have a tsunami of need coming and although half of churches and charities have had a drop in income, church leaders are still stepping out in faith really boldly to meet huge problems, financial, mental health, burn out, isolation and hunger." (Stewart McCulloch)

"I love to see things change, I am an entrepreneur by nature and as leaders we need to act quicker, pray deeper and love greater." (John Kirkby)

To watch this first conversation, visit our YouTube channel:


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Posted by Debbie Wright

Debbie Wright is Stewardship’s Head of Content and is passionate about generosity in all its guises. Besides occasional blogging and tweeting she creates resources and campaigns such as 40acts and Advent Wonder to inspire, engage and motivate the wider Christian community. Prior to joining, Debbie worked for A Rocha UK as editor of their national magazine and in a previous life worked as a TV producer/director for the BBC for 17 years.  Debbie is married to Graham; they have 4 daughters and a springer spaniel.  When not acting as taxi driver, she can be found on a salsa dance floor. Follow Debbie on Twitter @debwright99


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