Run Life Skills

A friendly, fun community group that empowers people to thrive on a low income

Over the years working with CAP Debt Help clients, the team often have client families who say: “I was never taught how to budget; I wish I had known.”

Or: “Even if I could save, I wouldn’t know where to begin.” Still others have never learned how to cook on a budget or develop healthy relationships.

CAP Life Skills empowers people living on a lower income to truly thrive, and it gives your church a relevant way to deal with one of the key causes of poverty: the lack of financial literacy and basic life education.

How it works

Life Skills is designed to be a fun and relaxed group where people can meet new people and get the support they need to thrive on a low income. The community group typically runs for 10-12 weeks and includes an activities-based course that can be mixed and matched, with sessions covering how to make the most of your money, shopping and cooking on a budget, ways to build healthy, happy relationships, and much more.

Through the Life Skills group, your church has the opportunity to offer friendship, practical help and God’s love to families in your community.

“I think everything has led to leading Life Skills; God’s put everything together so that I can do this. I love being able to share God’s love with people, it’s the best part. It’s just amazing.” - Rahel, CAP Life Skills Coach

How CAP works with your church

CAP equips your church with the training, on-going support and resources to run an effective and successful Life Skills in your community.

Specifically, CAP provides your team with:

Local events, workshops and launch support

You can attend a regional Church Leader Event to learn more about CAP; or, CAP can host a workshop at your church so you can learn how Life Skills can best serve your community. A CAP speaker will help you launch and build the support team; and, we’ll guide you through a community launch to get local referral agencies on board.

Comprehensive resources

CAP provides all the course material you need, including the 8-week Life Skills workbook, which covers everything from building a budget and determining wants versus needs, to the cooking on a budget and developing happy, healthy relationships. Your team will also have access to press releases, brochures, and materials to help get the word out about Life Skills.


Your Manager will train at the CAP Head Office and be equipped for the day-to-day running of your Life Skills, so that the pastoral team doesn’t need to take on the management of your ministry.

Ongoing support, development and prayer

Your Life Skills Manager will be supported and coached by the CAP Network Team giving them access to ongoing development, trouble-shooting, prayer support and bi-annual CAP Conferences.

Take a closer look at how CAP Life Skills work ›

What your church provides

By partnering with CAP, your church will be equipped to help people thrive on a low income and share God’s love in action. To do this effectively, you’ll need a:

Life Skills Manager

Someone who loves people, loves God – and has the desire to run a ministry in your church! This could be a great opportunity for someone in your church who has a heart for community outreach.

A room & refreshments

The relaxed and fun environment you create means your group can feel at home and enjoy being together.

Support & Prayer Team

A support & prayer team will help your Life Skills Manager run the actual group and build a close connection with your wider church, so that your group runs smoothly and effectively.

Church Launch

By hosting a CAP Speaker for your Life Skills launch, your congregation will be inspired to get involved with your Life Skills group from the beginning. The CAP Speaker will also share about the wider work of CAP and give people the opportunity to provide prayer and financial support.


Contact us to request an info pack or ring the team on 0508 422 769

CAP Debt Help
CAP Money
Finding out more about a CAP Speaker
Attending a Church Leader Event
Other (please describe in the comments box)

Sean & Bex's story

"Life Skills has given us the equipment to move's given us skills we just didn't have."