1. Find common ground
There are always things that we can find in common with people of different faiths such as our shared humanity. We can do this without diluting what we believe but must always exercise grace and act as Ambassadors for Christ in all of our conversations with people as well as our written communication.
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2. Be clear about who you are
Be absolutely clear about your Christian identity, what this means and why it’s important. Other organisations may not agree with you but they will appreciate the clarity and the fact that you stick to your guns.
3. Be inclusive not exclusive
Make sure those you are working with know that you are not exclusively available to Christians. The Church should exist for its non-members. We outline that we are available for any and every young person, regardless of their beliefs. By being clear, other organisations know how to interact with you.
4. Be humble
If you want to be true to your Christian identity it is one of the most important leadership responsibilities of your trustees, CEO and executive. When speaking to other faith groups and secular organisations we should be ourselves. A key ingredient I would encourage in those meetings, however, is humility. We don’t know more than them, we aren’t better than them, we can learn from them, we can share with them, we can, together, help people in a journey of recovery.
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5. Just love people
Here at CMA, we always state that we are a Christian Charity and want to share the love of Jesus in practical terms as Jesus did by helping people at their point of need. Being in debt knows no boundaries and affects people regardless of their age, creed, colour, race etc, but Jesus’ love is for all.
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