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Christmas Messes With My Money-Mind

By David Flowers | 20 December 2016 | Comments (3)

Christmas messes with my money mind - a blog by David Flowers for Stewardship

I stagger away from the shopping frenzy that is Leeds city centre in the run-up to Christmas. I’m burdened with own-label shopping bags indiscreetly disclosing my buying habits.  I stumble awkwardly over the outstretched hand of a beggar and realise that I have been sidestepping other anonymous outstretched hands at intervals all along the precinct.

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The One Question to Ask of Your Finances This Year

By Graham Beynon | 14 January 2016

Monday 18th January is “Blue Monday”—the day when bills and a rapidly emptying bank balance force many to take a long hard look at their budget. It’s certainly wise to take time to make sure the books balance—but here’s an equally important question to regularly ask of our finances...

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How our church experienced a 28% increase in giving

By Bethan Walker | 14 July 2015 | Comments (1)

Seasons of Giving is a resource that helped this church income increase by nearly 30%!

"When our church first began an eight-week course on money and generosity, some initial responses were gloomy and feelings were quite negative."

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David Flowers: whose money is it anyway?

By Alexandra Khan | 4 July 2014 | Comments (3)

 

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ministers in debt... tackling the taboo

By Bethan Walker | 6 January 2012

“As a chartered surveyor in Local Government, I enjoyed a good salary and loans with preferential rates. Then God called me into the ministry. Living by faith in Bible College was somewhat different!”. Restructuring debts and taking on a second job, whilst working for the church, seemed like the only option. “We ended up using credit cards to buy groceries, we felt we had no other choice; we chose more debt rather than allow our children to go without.”

This is how Julian’s story begins; one of a number of Church ministers who have found themselves reaching out to Christians Against Poverty’s debt counselling service in recent years. And Julian isn’t alone.

 

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