The following post was written by Wendy Hammond, Church Relations Manager for World Renew, and originally appeared on The Network. This is a wonderful learning opportunity by World Renew for deacons and any other Christians who care about and want to genuinely help–without unintentionally hurting–individuals and families experiencing economic poverty.
When Helping Hurts Small Group Experience – Online!
“How we engage in poverty alleviation is just as important as what we do”
Join World Renew for our inaugural online course! Beginning on July 7, you are invited to explore how to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself, based on When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.
Find guidance and delve into group discussion about how to engage the poor in sustainable solutions to poverty…
1. What really is poverty and how can we truly combat it?
2. What can I do to help the poor?
3. Where do I begin?
4. How can I engage my church and my community in doing Christ’s work without doing harm to the poor?
Over six sessions, you will apply the principles from the book by watching an accompanying video and participating in an online forum discussion. You are welcome to go at your own pace.
Interested? Sign up by emailing Abigail Genzink, firstname.lastname@example.org.