Partner with Us
We are delighted that your church is interested in partnering with us and finding out more about the work of My Financial Advise.
The Money Course is a simple, effective budgeting course designed to equip you with the tools you need to get on top of your finances.
Your church, community group or organisation can access the Money Course resources for free and run the course for your own groups.
If you are based near one of our existing branches, you may wish to become a Support Church.
A My Financial Advise support church will recognise financial education and wellbeing as one of your core ministries. Building partnerships and encouraging congregations to think about financial education as a ministry is the first step to becoming involved and supporting the work of My Financial Advise. It allows the support church to play a key role in becoming the vital link between someone who is in debt, and them accessing the professional help and advice that they need.
Partnering with an existing branch to support the provision of debt advice in the local area
Working with us to establish a ‘satellite’ for a local branch where appointments happen at your church premises
Encouraging congregation members to train to become volunteer advisers with My Financial Advise so they can support clients through your church
Supporting an existing branch financially
Promoting the work of My Financial Advise in your church and online for example through your website, notice boards, social media and bulletins/newsletters
Circulate the My Financial Advise newsletter and publications amongst your congregation and display posters and leaflets describing our work so supporters and potential clients can get in touch
Identify ‘ambassadors’ within your church who will champion the work of My Financial Advise.
To provide space and equipment for appointments.
To encourage congregation members to become volunteers.
To support an existing Branch financially.
To encourage referrals into our service for anyone in need.
Partnering with My Financial Advise to open a new My Financial Advise Branch based in your church will allow your ministry to have the biggest impact through your congregation and local community.
Each of our branches are wholly owned and run by My Financial Advise. However, they are run in close partnership with the churches which support them, without which they would not exist. At heart, My Financial Advise and our church partners share the common aim that the work of the local branch shall be an integral part of the local church and reflects the needs to the local community which it serves. The desire is for the clients of My Financial Advise to see the local church as the ‘centre of gravity’ for the help they receive.
Commitment to working towards opening a My Financial Advise branch
The church (or church entity) will sign an agreement with My Financial Advise which will detail the responsibilities of both parties
The church identifies a Branch Manager and a core volunteer team who are willing to be trained to become My Financial Advise advisers
An agreement will be signed between My Financial Advise and the supporting Church. This clearly lays out what is expected of both parties. In summary, the partner church supports the branch with the following:
The leadership and desire to make debt advice part of the core ministry of the church
Funding the local Branch (the main cost would be if staff were recruited to run the branch) and contributing to central costs
Building a volunteer team of advisers and support workers (min 6)
Organising office space & suitably equipped appointment rooms
Resourcing the provision of a Branch Manager on a paid or voluntary basis but with a minimum commitment of 2-3 days a week.
Download our Partnership Guide or contact us to talk about how we can partner together.