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Life Skills: A friendly, fun community group that empowers people to thrive on a low income.

Many people and families in communities around New Zealand are restricted from full and vibrant lives simply from a lack of good financial literacy and essential life educationCAP Life Skills provides a fun and friendly community for people to belong, and receive the life skills they need to thrive on a low income.

CAP Life Skills gives your church a practical reach to share the love of God, and a practical solution for another key driver of poverty in New Zealand.

How it Works

CAP Life Skills is built on 3 main components:


A friendly and inclusive community is at the core of Life Skills – often sharing meals and set in a relaxed environment, offering members an opportunity to build relationship and support one another. The welcoming community also provides opportunities for support members from your church to attend, share the love of God, and open the door for members to become part of your wider church community.


The 8-Week course component is designed to be interactive and activities-based containing a mix of smart money tips, better living and building healthy, happy relationships. Sessions and topics can be mixed and matched based on the needs or interests of your group, with all materials, training and ongoing support provided.


The CAP Life Skills Coach provides one-to-one support to members throughout the course giving members individual support, advice and friendship.


How CAP equips your church

The CAP Life Skills team will provide comprehensive training to enable your church member(s) to become CAP Life Skills Coach and help people learn to thrive on a low income. As with every CAP service, your church will receive all the materials and long-term support needed to make this course a success.
And most importantly, by helping and supporting people through your Life Skills group, you and your church will have the chance to welcome new families into your church!

Call the National Development team on 0508 422 769 to get the conversation started! They'll answer all your questions and be able to discuss how Life Skills would work in your church.

2018 Training Dates

All CAP Life Skills training days are located in the Auckland Head Office. 

22-23 MARCH
6-7 JUNE
23-24 AUGUST

Our Details


0508 227 111 :: FREE Debt Help

09 270 0334 :: Supporter & Media Queries

0508 422 769 :: Church Partnership Queries



PO Box 12041
Penrose, Auckland 1064



I don’t know what I would have done without CAP. They have been life-changing for us.
Lani & Kym
The best thing about being on CAP is the relief from stress. “I can even go in to shops and buy some small stuff for myself now, instead of only window-shopping,”

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