We have pioneered co-operative Christian businesses which provide paid employment for many members, including a good number who were previously unemployed. In keeping with our radical ethos of equality every employee is paid the same wage.
These 'Kingdom businesses' are owned and controlled by the community through Trustees. We see employment in the businesses as a spiritual ministry, offering brotherhood, discipleship and in some cases rehabilitation to those who work for them. For some, it is the first job they have ever held down. The businesses also offer good service combined with Christian testimony to their customers.
Read Not For The Fat Cats, an article by Neil Jarrett on the vision and practice of "kingdom employment".
These are some of the businesses we have set up over the years: