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Presentation to Deanery Synod Oct 09

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  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.
  • The iceberg illustration is chosen deliberately. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 are struggling with debt. But as with an iceberg there is much more below the surface. 21% have no savings; 38% could not survive for more than 1 month if their income was cut. Millions more are at risk of debt should tomorrow not be like today or better. Debt mortgages our future.

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  • Money Ministry in Central Barnet? Central Barnet Money Ministry
    • 362 people will go bankrupt / insolvent (1 person every 3.5 minutes)
    • 125 properties will be repossessed
    • CABs have 9,300 new debt problems
    • we will pay £181m interest on our debt
    • 3,050 people made redundant
    • Average household debt = £58,300
    • 37% of landlords have tenants in arrears
    Debt statistics – today in UK Central Barnet Money Ministry
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry
    • Never assume debt is not an issue
    • Never judge – you don’t know the full story
    • Never assume that being Christian has inoculated people against debt
    Debt crisis in your parish?
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry Where is God in this?
    • God created everything
    • God owns everything
    • We are trustees
    • “ where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”: Matt. 6:21
    • Every financial decision is also a spiritual decision
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry The biblical contours of money
    • 2,350 verses on money and possessions
    • Money is God’s gift
    • Money is a temptation
    • Money is a “talent”
    • Money is an obligation
    • The Bible can lead us to understand the place money should have in our lives
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry Central Barnet and Money Management
    • Local help from CABs?
    • Christ Church Barnet’s membership of the CAP’s group of churches for money counselling
    • Thoughts and plans in other parts of Central Barnet
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry What is a Money Ministry?
    • Money education ministry to both our congregations and our community
    • Personal Budget Coaching on 1:1 basis
    • Individuals and families learning to budget
    • Debt advice referral where necessary
    • A Money Ministry for all, whether or not debt is a current issue
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry Budgeting: the advantages
    • A budget presents an accurate picture
    • Puts us in control
    • Allows us to make informed choices
    • Establishes priorities
    • Makes money go further
    • Anticipates problems
    • Keeps values and priorities in check
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry Challenges for a single church
    • The Ministry needs a committed few
    • A coordinator and budget coaches need to be available
    • Too much for one church to take on?
    • Scope for churches to work together
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry The Central Barnet Money Ministry
    • As many churches within our deanery as want to can work together
    • We need a few committed individuals to share the work particularly in helping to coordinate and administer the ministry
    • Budget coaches
    • Each church can contribute committed individuals
    • Other churches can join later if they want
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry Opportunities for each of our churches
    • Provide individuals for the core team
    • Host money education sessions within the congregation
    • Host money education sessions for the community
    • Offer budget coaching by trained budget coaches from our church or a sister church to our congregation and the community
    • Preaching and teaching on money
    • Talking about budgeting for stewardship purposes
  • Central Barnet Money Ministry We can do this together!
    • Take this proposal back to your clergy and PCCs
    • Ask for volunteers for budget coaching
    • Ask for volunteers to help administer and coordinate the ministry
    • There is training and support for all this work from Stewardship – see www.stewardship.org.uk/money