Being of a thrifty frame of mind, I was interested to come across this new service.
Churchlender has been set up as a non-profit website to enable churches and Christian individuals to contact each other in order to share resouces. Apart from the biblical principles behind sharing, there are a number of practical advantages to working together:
- Financial outgoings are reduced enabling resources to be allocated elsewhere
- Interdenominational relationships are established – wouldn’t it be great if a relationship which started over the loan of a tea urn led to a multi-church mission in an area?!
- The church as a whole consumes less resources which has an environmental benefit.
Please note the following:
- Churchlender exists merely to enable groups/individuals to contact each other. No responsiblilty or liabilty is accepted for any transactions that occur once contact is made.
Sounds like a good thing to me. While on the subject of things thrifty, Paul Shaddick has just posted about a scheme to save money using Quidco.