Startups, Social Impact, and the Church
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.
Helping Orphans and Vulnerable Children without Hurting
One of the primary ways many American Christians encounter extreme poverty is in caring for orphans and vulnerable children. How do we help children without hurting them?
Moving from Fear to Confidence
With support from her local church, Jasmine discovered the skills and confidence she needed to get a job—and thrive at work.
Understanding the Effects of Trauma
Trauma is often caused by and contributes to material poverty. As we walk alongside materially poor people, how can we be more aware of trauma they may have experienced?
Building Community Inside Prison Walls
Our friend Brenda McGowan of Crossroads Prison Ministries shares about her experiences working with people who are incarcerated—and how the answer to mass incarceration is the mass mobilization of the church!
Start with the Story
When you’re doing ministry, it can feel like telling stories doesn’t count as “real” work. But telling the biblical story—focusing on what God has done, is doing, and will do—is crucial to poverty alleviation.
Helping that Helps: Principles for Ministry
How do we build ministries that address the five root causes of poverty? Here’s an introduction to some key principles that you can apply where you are.
Rethinking Sacred Space
How one local church is opening its space to neighbors in new ways—and seeing God transform lives in the process.
Addressing the Five Causes of Poverty
There are five big things that create material poverty and keep people trapped in it. Learn the five causes of poverty—and how you can begin to address them.
Investing Long-Term through the Local Church
How one church is working to build closer relationships with their low-income neighbors in Jackson, MS—and how your church can do the same.
The Transforming Power of Work
Project Connect Nashville is working to help people “get out and stay out” of poverty through relationships and connections with local churches. Check out our interview with the Project Connect team!
How to Budget for Your Faith & Finances Class
Getting people together always requires financial resources—and Faith & Finances is no different. There are a few costs that you’ll need to plan for, such as purchasing Participant Guides, hosting meals, or providing childcare. You’ll need to create a simple budget for your Faith & Finances class and identify funding sources to cover those costs.
Living into the Story
God is working out His reconciling story in this broken world. The Bible doesn’t provide us with a detailed script for this story—but it does give us the overall direction of God’s unfolding plan. What does this mean for our efforts to help people who are poor?
More in Common
In American culture, there’s often a divide between rural and urban dwellers. Yet when two leaders from these communities view their lives through a holistic Gospel lens, they find surprising common ground. Listen as they discuss fatherhood, marriage, discipleship, death, and hope in Christ.
How to Find and Train Allies
As participants go through your 12-week financial education class, they’ll need lots of relational support and encouragement along the way. That’s where allies come in! Finding and training the right people to serve as allies can be a challenge. But over the years, we’ve learned a few things that can help you recruit the right people for the job.
How to Find Participants for Your Faith & Finances Class
Finding folks to join your Faith & Finances class can be a challenge, especially if your church or ministry doesn’t have existing connections with people who can benefit from Faith & Finances. But there are a few things you can do to get the word out.
God’s Battle for Your Bank Account
The tomatoes caught me off guard. Sitting in a small Anglican church in Kenya, I was prepared for the invitation to put some money in the offering plate. I was not prepared for tomatoes. But thatâ€™s what the members of that farming village brought. Tomatoes, avocadoes, maybe even a chicken or two, all brought up…
A Mother’s Journey Out of Extreme Poverty
Djaka Djigbodji is one of the millions of mothers who are raising families in extreme poverty. But through the local church, people like her are finding hope.