The Church Credit Champions Network (CCCN) exists to help churches engage with issues of money and debt in their community.
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Engage with the Network by following this simple pathway:
1) Connect – contact one of our network co-ordinators to connect with the network and find out more, either at an information event, by email or by telephone. The Senior Network Co-ordinator, David Barclay, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07791633117.
2) Listen – Use our tailored resources such as the Seeing Change course, or by holding a ‘Money Talk’ to help understand the pressing issues within your community and where your church has energy to act.
3) Learn – once you have connected with CCCN and listened to your church and community, come to a CCCN training event with anybody else who has shown an interest from your church to be trained as a Credit Champion.
4) Act – Having listened to the issues of your community and been trained as a Credit Champion, start making a difference by mobilising your church in the most appropriate way for its context. To get an idea of the impact the Network is already having, you can watch a report from BBC News here.
CCCN is part of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s campaign against payday lending and for better community finance. The #ToYourCredit website has more details of the Archbishop’s work. We are currently piloting the Network in London and Merseyside. CCCN is a joint project between CTC and the Church Urban Fund’s Together Network.