Christians Against Poverty (CAP) began in 1996 when John Kirkby gave up his successful career in consumer finance to help people out of misery and poverty associated with unmanageable debt. Since then it has grown into a national charity with a vision to have a CAP Debt Centre, opened in partnership with a local church, in every town and city across the UK. CAP is passionate about lifting people out of debt and poverty, through its aware winning debt help service and money management course, the CAP Money Course. To find out more about the work of CAP, visit their website: www.capuk.org If you would like CAP's Debt help, then contact them on 0800 328 0006.
At Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church we have a number of people who work alongside CAP's debt counsellors, providing support, encouragement, and love to those who are struggling with debt issues on an ongoing basis.
We are also looking at running CAP Money Courses on a regular basis. The CAP Money Course gives people the tools to get their finances under control at a time when many are feeling the pinch. Jesus taught so much about money because it affects every area of life and if it is out of control, it has the power to destroy lives. The CAP Money Course empowers people to give and save more as well as preventing the destructive effects of unmanageable debt. The CAP Money Course also gives people who realise they are in debt access to CAP's free Debt Help service.