Part B

(This discussion relies on having some answers to Question 3 in Part A).

4. How does the church use its money to benefit the world? This could include:

  • Money spent directly by the church – on resources, activities, wages, etc.
  • Money held in bank accounts that may be used by the bank(s) to make investments.
  • Money invested in the stock market, or elsewhere, that may support particular companies or business sectors.
  • Money given away to the community, charity or to other organisations.

5. Is any of the church’s money being used in ways that may harm the world? This could include:

  • Money spent directly by the church – on resources, activities, wages, etc.
  • Money held in bank accounts that may be used by the bank(s) to make investments.
  • Money invested in the stock market, or elsewhere, that may support particular companies or business sectors.
  • Money given away, to the community, charity or other organisations.

6. To what extent do your answers fulfil your aims for the church’s use of money (as in Question 1)?

7. If your church/group is not upholding its values through its money as much as it would like, what are the obstacles that are stopping it from doing so?

8. Can these obstacles be tackled and if so, how? Do they involve personal change, church/group change or wider social change? Can you pick out one obstacle, or a few, and plan to tackle it?

Go back to Part A