Money Ministry In Central Barnet 2

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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.
  • Money Ministry In Central Barnet 2

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

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