1K Churches Campaign
Church as an Economic Being is an initiative to change the way we view financial markets within our congregations. It is an opportunity to spur imagination and conceive of the idea that we have the power to shape markets and positively impact our communities.
The 1k Churches Campaign, announced in July at the Clinton Global Initiative, represents our first tangible expression of how we want to bring this idea to life –by galvanizing a movement in the faith-based community and engaging local churches across the United States to use their assets to strengthen local economies. The idea is powerful: to mobilize 1000 churches to invest in micro-businesses in their local communities. Imagine if over the next 5 years each of these congregations made 4 micro loans a year – 20,000 businesses would be positively affected and tens of thousands of local jobs would be created.