This is not a how-to manual… (it's a field guide) We all want to know, "How can I help without hurting in this specific situation?" But there's no one answer, and there's definitely no short cuts, but there...
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This is not a how-to manual… (it's a field guide)
We all want to know, "How can I help without hurting in this specific situation?" But there's no one answer, and there's definitely no short cuts, but there are key principles-or ministry design principles.
Think of these like the rules an improvising actor learns-the principles are crucial-but the actor must decide how to put them into practice based on the complexities of the situation.
This book contains and explicates 20 ministry design principles developed over decades of observing, studying, and experimenting. They're in no way perfect, but they represent the very best ideas we have to date for how to do effective poverty alleviation in the kingdom of God.
Kelly M. Kapic (Ph.D., (Systematic and Historical Theology), King's College, University of London, London, UK) is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
He is the author of The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics (IVP: Downers Grove, 2004, and IVP: UK, Nottingham) edited with Randall Gleason; Overcoming Sin and Temptation: Three Classic Works by John Owen (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2006) edited with Justin Taylor; Communion with God: The Divine and the Human in John Owen's Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007); Communion with the Triune God: A Classic work by John Owen (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007); God So Loved He Gave: Entering the Movement of Divine Generosity (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010) with Justin Borger.
Forthcoming publications include with M. Kapic and Bruce McCormack, ed., Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic History of Recent Theological Reflection (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2011); with Randal Rauser, Everyday Saints: Voices From the Past: 100-1500 AD (Grand Rapids, Zondervan); Everyday Saints: Voices From the Past: 1500-Today (Grand Rapids, Zondervan).
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Brian Fikkert (Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University) is an associate professor of economics at Covenant College, and the founder and executive director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. He is the author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself.