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Support Raising Training

 

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About the training

We know that many Christian workers scrape by financially, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Together we will look at support raising in the Bible, challenge misconceptions and fears around support raising, and equip you to build a team of partners who stand with you in prayer, encourage you and partner financially. 

Our training will help you discover that support raising is much more than a financial transaction. It's about partnership in the Gospel.

 

Who is it for?

Our training is for those who receive their personal support for ministry into either their Stewardship Individual Recipient Account or their organisation’s Stewardship Church or Charity Recipient Account.

 

Get started with our short video series

Before you book, watch our short video series, 'What I wish I knew before I started support raising', designed to get you going by introducing you to some of the key themes which others wish they knew before they started support raising. 

 

Number of spaces

To offer an environment where delegates get to know us and each other, share experiences and ask questions, spaces are limited to 20 people per course (couples count as two spaces). If you are interested in future dates, please email [email protected]. More dates will be published soon.

 

What is covered?

We will look at key issues such as:

  • Why is training so important for the process of support raising?
  • What does the Bible say on the topic of support raising?
  • What do we need to understand about support raising practicalities?
  • Why do we sometimes feel fearful or awkward asking?
  • How do you take someone from knowing nothing about your work to becoming a fully fledged partner?
  • What holds us back in support raising?
  • How does the Stewardship Recipient Account help us manage our support?
  • What do we need to know about tax, National Insurance and pensions?
  • Why is it important to consider budgeting, saving and retirement?

 

You will...

Come away with a plan to grow your team by at least four new partners in the weeks following the training.

 

Cost

We want to see you succeed in your ministry and your support raising journey. We don't want cost to be a barrier so we subsidise the training to make it as accessible as possible. The cost of the training is £145.50 per person for our recipients.

Why the odd amount?!

Sometimes it helps to break things down. We mentioned we want you to go away with a plan to grow your team by four new partners in the weeks following the training. Four isn’t a magic number, it’s just a manageable and measurable place to start. Four new partners giving an average of £30 a month plus Gift Aid, would result in an increase of…you guessed it…£145.50 per month towards your personal ministry support. We don’t want you to stop there. Once you see what is achievable and how, we want to see you reach your support target.

 

Couples

If you are married, we really encourage both spouses to do the training, even if only one of you is in a support raising role, so you both understand the journey and can be a support and encouragement. Tickets are per person so you will need to buy one ticket each. If the cost causes any difficulty, we have a fund to help so please take advantage of it and don’t allow finance to be an obstacle (see below). We request you join using separate devices where possible for managing breakout groups and to allow you to have your own journeys which you can then bring together.

 

Help with the cost of training

If the cost causes any difficulty, we have a fund to help towards the cost so please take advantage of it and don't allow finance to be an obstacle. For more details, please email [email protected] and we will happily send you details.

 

Upcoming training

The training is made up of six sessions over three weeks. We know you will have more questions once you get going after the training. So we offer an optional one-hour follow-up session one month later where you can bring your questions and concerns.

Our next training is between 8th-24th June 2021 from 9:30am - 12:30pm 

Dates:

  1. Tuesday 8th June
  2. Thursday 10th June
  3. Tuesday 15th June
  4. Thursday 17th June
  5. Tuesday 22nd June
  6. Thursday 24th June
  7. Tuesday 20th July (9:30 -10:30am)

 

Please note, the training is designed to be undertaken as a whole, therefore attendance at all sessions is required.

 

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100% of all delegates rated our Christian worker training as good or excellent.
(source: Stewardship Christian worker training events 2014-2017)

 


 Our training has helped hundreds of people to grow and flourish in their ministry.

Watch these videos to see what our delegates say. 

“In all honesty, I was dragging my feet going and kicking my heels leaving. I don’t like conferences, training sessions, seminars, etc. as they always feel a distraction and a detraction from my primary calling, but this one was golden.” Neil Richardson, Church Community Worker

"The training was Biblically-based, interactive and fun and I left feeling better equipped to engage potential Gospel partners." Simon Lissak, Chosen People Ministries (UK)

 

 


 

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