As believers we should serve those in our midst who are struggling with poverty. However, we should also find the causes of poverty to prevent poverty not just respond to its effects. Marriage reduces likelihood of child poverty by 82 percent. See full article with more statics here.
Scripture passages that shape our church on this topic: Jesus’ last instructions were to go to every people, to the ends of the earth with the Gospel. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Advanced Strategic Planning, A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders is by Aubrey Malphurs, senior professor of leadership and pastoral ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary and founder of The Malphurs Group. The problem that Malphurs tackles is that 80-85 percent of ch
Richard Stearns, president of World Vision, recently identified and illustrated a mindset shift that is needed in the way US churches approach poverty. Below are some highlights; to read the article click here. Stearns begins differently than most who talk about poverty among Christia
Scripture passages that shape our church on this topic: We should have the mindset to proclaim the Gospel message lavishly and actively at every opportunity. Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching