Entrepreneurial Church

Creative ways to sustainably grow your church’s impact


This 4-week course will consider ways churches can fund social action and other ministries sustainably, whilst staying true to the priorities of Christ’s kingdom. It will explore the intersection between enterprise, faith, and social impact, and how to navigate the opportunities and challenges this presents for churches.

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Many churches in the UK are looking for creative ways to make a difference in their communities in the midst of a financially challenging environment. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, churches want to do more to help people who are experiencing disadvantage or hardship. Secondly, they have a reserve of skills and resources that could be stewarded more effectively for the kingdom. Thirdly, they recognise that peoples giving habits are changing and that diversifying income streams offers a more sustainable model to fund ministry into the future.

As well as great opportunities however, there are also significant challenges and risks for churches running enterprises or receiving funding. For example, how do churches ensure common vision and values are held across all parts of the organisation? How are resources prioritised when there are competing demands? How do churches avoid “mission drift” from their primary calling to “seek first the Kingdom”.

This 4-week course is aimed at church members or leaders who want to start, grow or realign a church-based social project or enterprise.

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By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Surveyed a biblical foundation for “entrepreneurial church”.
  • Explored different sources of income for your church’s ministries.
  • Considered governance structures and various funding options.
  • Anticipated tensions and explored strategies to navigate them.
  • Identified the leadership skills and traits needed for success.
  • Thought through the next steps to grow your church’s impact.

Introductory Video

Course Details

Course duration:4 sessions
Course dates:25 September – 23 October 2023
Time:19:30-21:00 BST
Location:Online, Zoom
Cost:£80 – discounts available, see below
Booking deadline:All bookings must be received by midnight on 20 August 2023

Special Offer

Early-bird special offer. Book before 11 August 2023 to receive a special group discount on this course!

  • Book for one person – £80
  • Book a second person for £60
  • Book a third person for £40
  • Any additional people beyond this are £25 each

We think it makes sense to do this course together with others from your church!

Terms & Conditions: Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount is available on the full individual course fee of £80. Course fees must be paid in full before midnight on 11 August 2023 to qualify. Discounts are non-transferrable, not for resale, not redeemable for cash and valid only for the products set out above. KST reserves the right to withdraw, amend or cancel a discount offer at any time. 

Please note: if booking in a group, each participant should complete the booking form separately as we require their contact details to give them access to the course. Payments can be made by lump sum if preferred.

About the Tutor

Karina Martin

Karina has been involved in church and social venture leadership for almost 30 years. A faith-centred social innovator, she has incubated several social enterprises and innovative projects to help people on the margins. In 2005 she founded the refugee charity Upbeat Communities and created the Welcome Boxes project. This led to the launch of Welcome Churches, a national charity enabling churches to welcome refugees, in 2015. In 2020 she was invited to help reimagine her own church’s social business, enabling it to create significant income and social impact whilst keeping faith at the centre. In 2022 Karina completed her Masters in Social Innovation from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge with research focused on “Entrepreneurial Church”.

Payment References

When making an online payment for this course, please use the following code with the attendee’s surname: SC23EC-surname

Terms and Conditions

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