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Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence: A Practical Guide to Walking With Low-Income People

Steve CorbettBrian Fikkert
Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence: A Practical Guide to Walking With Low-Income People
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Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence: A Practical Guide to Walking With Low-Income People

Steve CorbettBrian Fikkert

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When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next?

God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. However, because poverty is complex, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty.

But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help?

From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, a guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people.

Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then addresses practical matters, like:

  • How to structure and focus your benevolence work
  • How to respond to immediate needs while pursuing long-term solutions
  • How to mobilize your church to walk with low-income people

With practical stories, forms, and tools for churches to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to help the poor in ways that lead to lasting change.





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When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next?

God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. However, because poverty is complex, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty.

But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help?

From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, a guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people.

Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then addresses practical matters, like:

  • How to structure and focus your benevolence work
  • How to respond to immediate needs while pursuing long-term solutions
  • How to mobilize your church to walk with low-income people

With practical stories, forms, and tools for churches to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to help the poor in ways that lead to lasting change.




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Meet the Authors

Steve Corbett

Steve Corbett is the community development specialist for the Chalmers Center for Economic Development, and an assistant professor in the department of economics and community development at Covenant College.

Brian Fikkert

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.

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  • Catalogue Code 432734
  • Product Code 9780802413390
  • ISBN 0802413390
  • EAN 9780802413390
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2015
  • Sales Rank #14729
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.190kg

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