Money & Mission: ensuring our bibles inform our budgets 

In September 2018 Matt Wilson commenced a theological research project looking into Money and our relationship to it as Christian Communities. The research has been kindly supported by the William Leech Research Fund.

The work considers the Covenant Economy of the Old Testament and its transition to the Economy of Grace embodied in the New Testament church. It attends to important themes such as money and mammon, as well as practical ways in which church communities can enhance financial discipleship, particularly through new innovations in giving such as Giving Circles and the wider Collective Giving movement. Rooted in the North East context the work is intended to support the development of an economically engaged Christian faith within the region.

Final publication is scheduled for the end of June 2019 and Christian leaders from around the North East (leaders in churches, charities and other sectors) are invited to a special launch event at which the themes raised will be discussed and their implications and applications considered.

The launch event will take place 11:00am - 12:30pm on Thursday 20th June.
Confirmed keynote speakers are: Dr Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne
Hosted by: Esther Swaffield-Bray (IJM)

Reserve your seat :

Those wishing to reserve seats for the event and networking lunch that follows should email:

The Hopespring Centre in Washington

The Hopespring Centre in Washington

The event will be held at the HopeSpring Centre (Bethshan Church),
Manor Road, Washington NE37 3BD
The venue is 5 minutes from the A1 and A19 and has a large, free car park
A light buffet lunch will be served after the event (free) and guests are welcome to stick around afterwards for networking and fellowship.

Dr Tony Campolo.  World-renowned author & speaker

Dr Tony Campolo.
World-renowned author & speaker

Shane Claiborne Acclaimed activist & campaigner

Shane Claiborne
Acclaimed activist & campaigner

Use the links below to access preview papers:

The M-Word (short introduction)

Common Funds for the Common Good (blog article)

Autonomy vs Community (a ‘grand tour’ through biblical economics, with Walter Brueggemann)