What do I get?
Once signed up your church will receive a welcome pack with resources, a poster and certificate, and information on what to do next. You will also receive an email with login details, enabling you to track your fundraising progress online. As well as this you will receive regular updates on how your church’s support is changing lives.
Can we visit uganda with change a nation?
Yes. There are opportunities for a group from your church to visit or for individuals to join a group trip. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How do we raise the money?
We suggest a launch service to get your congregation inspired about CAN. We have trained CAN speakers who can do this for you - just call us on 0208 943 7972 to arrange this.
On average, it's costs £3,000 a year, for 3 years to transform a Ugandan church and their community and we’d love you to take on the challenge of raising at least £1,000 per year for 3 years.
So, set yourself a target of £1,000+, tell us how much you are going to give from your central funds or mission budget and then encourage individuals to commit to giving regularly to CAN to bridge the gap.
You could also doing fundraising events of course to see even more lives changed - every £12 transforms another life, now that’s money well spent. As your church gets behind the project, you may discover that you are able to raise the £3,000 or more!
Do I have to give money from my church when I sign up?
Not at all, all you need to do is make sure that you meet your fundraising target over the course of the year (from the date you signed up).
Can I spread out church payments throughout the year?
Yes absolutely, you can give whenever you like.
Do I have to encourage individuals in my church to sign up?
You don’t have to, but we believe that encouraging individuals to sign up to pray for and to give to CAN is the best way to get them bought in to the vision of changing the nation of Uganda.
How can we keep our church congregation engaged?
Get them signed up! - praying and giving is a great way to keep engaged; we’ll be able to send them and you regular updates on what’s going on with CAN.
We’d love you to use the updates to pray for CAN in small groups and church services and perhaps even to use some of their stories as sermon illustrations.
If you want to use the PEP Bible Studies in your church, you can download them here.
May they be an inspiration of what the Lord want to do in all of us!
What resources are available to help in our fundraising?
The Tearfund team have a whole team dedicated to support churches in fundraising and much more. Give the churches team a call on 0208 943 7972 to have a chat about what you can do and tell us what help you need!
If I have a question about Change A Nation, who can I ask?
Tearfund have a whole team dedicated to supporting churches in initiatives like Change a Nation and much more. Give them a call on 0208 943 7972.