Getting Started with 1K Churches

1K Churches Overview

1K Churches Getting Started Guide


Bible Study Resources

1K Churches Bible Study – Participant Guide

1K Churches Bible Study – Facilitator Guide

1K Churches Prayer Book


Investment Pathway Implementation Guides

Angel Investment Pathway

Public Witness Pathway

All Pathways

Past 1K Churches Newsletters

January 2018- The Gift of 1K Churches

December 2017- Extending Healing in East Baltimore

November 2017- An Experiment in “Radical Grace”

October 2017 – The First Loan is Just the Beginning!

September 2017 – Crowd Funding Your Loan with Public Witness Pathway

August 2017 – Help us Stay on Track!

July 2017 – Get ready for the Fall Bible Study!

June 2017 – Hear about Napa Valley Lutheran’s 1K Story and share your story for Fair Trade Chocolate! 

May 2017 – Let’s Talk! Join us for our Monthly 1K Open Office Calls 

April 2017 – Supporting your Journey – See the free resource guides available for 1K Churches

Additional Guides Coming Soon!

Justice Partner Implementation Guide and Resources – Coming Soon

Pay it Forward Implementation Guide and Resources – Coming Soon

Peer Lending Implementation Guide and Resources – Coming Soon

Resources Contributed by 1K Churches Participants

This two-Sunday curriculum and PowerPoint presentations were developed by University United Methodist Church to introduce church members to church-based micro-lending. Resources linked below.

CURRICULUM – Session 1 – Gods Economy Taking Up the Economic Justice Challenge

Microloans Session 1 PowerPoint

CURRICULUM – Session 2- Restructuring Our Economic Relationships through Community-Based Microlending

Microloans Session 2 PowerPoint




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