Banking on the Church

Brian Fikkert / March 25, 2020
Helping Without Hurting

COVID-19: 5 Ways Your Church Can Respond

Helping Without Hurting

Riding Out the Storm Together

Redefining “Success” for Poverty Alleviation

By Laura Haley | March 10, 2020

What’s the best way to help people who are poor? We can talk about techniques, but the truth is we need more than that. To really help people, we have to take a look at the stories that we tell ourselves about what success really looks like—both for you and the people you are trying to help.

First Step in Poverty Alleviation

The First Step in Poverty Alleviation

By Brian Fikkert | March 10, 2020

When we see material poverty in the world around us, our first instinct is to do something about it. Where should we start? What’s the first step in poverty alleviation?

Kelly Kapic

Practicing What We Teach

By Kelly M. Kapic | March 3, 2020

When we try to help people who are materially poor, we often focus on the habits we think they need to change. But what about our own habits? How do our daily practices affect our ministry with the materially poor?

Light streaming through windows in a ruined building

Broken Systems, Broken People

By Brian Fikkert | February 4, 2020

Is poverty due to individual brokenness? Or is it caused by systemic injustice? The Bible teaches that the Fall really happened—and it affects both individuals and systems!

Woman serving soup in a soup kitchen

Signs You May Be Enabling Someone

By Austin Humbles | February 4, 2020

How do you know when your help is enabling someone? Learn how to recognize the signs—and what you can do about it.

Michael Rhodes Podcast

Why Potlucks are Important

By Laura Haley | January 29, 2020

What if ministry with the materially poor looked like a potluck instead of a soup kitchen? Hear from Michael Rhodes, co-author of Practicing the King’s Economy, as he shares what he’s learned from his friends and neighbors in South Memphis.

What Should I Do When People Ask for Money?

By Laura Haley | December 9, 2019

When someone comes up to you on the street and asks for money, what’s the right way to respond? Check out this short video!

Hosting a potluck

Your Church is a Family

By Justin Lonas | December 9, 2019

Your local church can do something for the materially poor that no other organization can do: be a family. What does a loving family look like?

Small Town America

The Kingdom at Work in Small-Town America

By Anne Miller | December 9, 2019

How a medical ministry in rural Georgia has expanded—and focused—their efforts to help their neighbors.

Startups, Social Impact, and the Church

Startups, Social Impact, and the Church

By Laura Haley | December 6, 2019

The local church can become a catalyst for starting local businesses and creating social impact within their communities. Hear how from a panel of entrepreneurs.