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Church Course: Helping Without Hurting

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Sunday Nights 24 July – 28 August 2016

How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor… and yourself.

Good intentions are not enough; it is possible to hurt poor people in the very process of trying to help them. The goal of this course is to equip our church with a ministry framework that restores the poor to fulfilling their God-given callings and potential.
This is an interactive course that encourages participation through discussing the issue of poverty and discovering solutions to alleviate it for good. Each week there is a 20-minute video designed to teach, stimulate thought and bring application to engage the poor in our local communities and overseas.

Rethinking missions
Rethinking poverty
Rethinking what we do

Course Outline:

Six Weeks starting 24 July – 28 August

Lesson 1: Reconsidering the Meaning of Poverty

Lesson 2: Seeing God at Work

Lesson 3: Understanding Why Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Lesson 4: Joining God’s Work

Lesson 5: Fostering Change

Lesson 6: Moving Forward

Based on the book and small group study “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition