Money Makes Change

Money Makes Change

Taking our learnings from the Ethical Money Churches pilots, as well as the YourFaithYourFinance website (our joint venture with Quaker Peace & Social Witness), we’re excited to launch the Money Makes Change programme.

Money Makes Change is the new name for our education programme and encompasses resources for individuals, small groups and churches.

Here you’ll find resources available to download, free of charge, for you to explore. Coming in Q1 2020, we’ll have more resources available on an online hub for individuals and churches to use, as well as lots of ways to take practical action.

Why Money Makes Change?

The way we spend, save and invest money has a huge impact on the world around us. Our financial decisions affect the neighbours (locally and globally) we are called to love, and the whole of creation, which we are called to protect.

Our logo brings together money with the impression of an active, positive person. As a community, Christians in the UK have stewardship over billions of pounds. Our decisions around money can make change happen, for the good of all.

Available Resources

We launched our Money Makes Change programme in January 2020. We’d love you to explore the resources we have available for your small group or church and find out how you can make a difference. 

Interactive Workshop Resources

Leader’s Notes needed to guide your small group or church through the Money Makes Change workshop. Click here to download the introduction and first chapter of the workshop. Please contact us on info@eccr.org.uk for the full booklet or if you would like a hard copy. 

An optional PowerPoint for use in the Money Makes Change Workshop. This PowerPoint can be used alongside the Leader’s Notes. Click here for the PowerPoint or here for a PDF version.

The workshop includes a number of worksheets and handouts for participants to work through. These can be downloaded here.

Throughout the workshop, there are opportunities to explore topics further and to “go deeper”. These resources can be found here

A video about our friend, Sam, who is thinking about how his faith and his finances can be better aligned. This 2 minute video can help provide an introduction to the issues explored in the Money Makes Change programme. 

The Leader’s Notes includes the introduction and first module of the workshop. If you’d like the complete resource, please e-mail us at info@eccr.org.uk and we’ll gladly send it to you for free!

We’d love to know how widely the resource is being used so it would be helpful if you could include your name, town/city and church or organisation (if applicable).

Action Starters

Money Makes Change encourages Christians to take practical action to make a difference. We’re working on a series of Action Starters to help individuals and churches do just that! These are below:

Churches can take practical action by choosing to bank with a more ethical bank. We’ve looked at 5 of the more ethical options out there.  Click here to view our analysis.  

We are working on more Action Starters, but if you have any ideas as to what we should focus on next, please get in touch!

Messy Money

Messy Money helps people of all ages think about faith and money through creative, hands-on activities, storytelling and prayer. It is a joint resource produced with Messy Church.

Click here to download Messy Money – our all-age resource, produced in collaboration with Messy Church.   

We're excited to offer these resources for use and more are on the way!