The best way to serve the poor when they ask your church for help
Jesus was generous, but he was also wise. When the blind beggar asked him for mercy, Jesus gave sight, not money; He knew what the beggar truly needed.
The church desires to be like her Savior and give the poor lasting relief. But the issues of poverty are so complex that we often don't know what to do.
Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert understand this well, and have written a tool to address this exact dilemma. "Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence "is a guidebook for walking with someone who approaches your church for financial assistance.
Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then takes up practical matters, like:
- How to make the gospel, prayer, and the Holy Spirit central in benevolence work
- How to respond to immediate needs while still achieving long-term solutions
- How to structure and sustain a benevolence ministry in your church
With an appendix full of resources to guide implementation, "Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence "is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to follow in Jesus' steps -and truly help the poor among them.