Money Makes Change small group resource

Start a conversation about faith, money and ethics with a small group in your church, community or workplace. 

This interactive workshop resource includes a series of themed ‘conversations’ covering:  

  • Talking about money and faith 
  • Values and attitudes towards money 
  • The big picture (looking at the wider economy) 
  • Thematic topics: banking, investments, pensions, consumer power 
  • Making a change 

The conversations are designed to be as flexible as possible – so whether you just have 30 minutes or want to run a short course, you’ll find what you need here. There’s an accompanying PowerPoint, downloadable worksheets and optional ‘Go Deeper’ ideas.  

Please get in touch if you’d like a printed copy or any support in using this resource with your church.  

An optional PowerPoint for use in the Money Makes Change Workshop. 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. 

In this short 10 minute video, Rosie, our National Programme Manager, caught up with Colin Darling to ask for his top tips. Colin developed material for the Money Makes Change workshop resource as part of an ECCR project in the West Midlands and shares his wisdom on how to get groups talking about faith and money, how to handle sensitive topics and how to help people to move from discussion to action.

Feedback is very welcome! It helps us improve what we offer, understand the impact of our programme and develop relevant resources. If you’d be happy to complete a short feedback survey about your use of this resource please get in touch with our Money Makes Change Programme Manager. 

With thanks to St Peter’s Saltley Trust, Barrow Cadbury Trust and Friends Provident Foundation for their support, enabling us to develop this resource as part of the Money Makes Change programme, drawing on learning from our Ethical Money Church regional projects.

ECCR is a charity working towards a world where money is used to shape a fairer, greener future. Our resources are free to use. Supporting us with a one-off or regular donation helps us produce more resources like this and equip more churches and individuals to take action.

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