Sunday School with Linda Thacker, Summer Series 2015: When Helping Hurts #1

For the next six weeks, we will be covering this material produced by and based on the book, When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Yourself by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett.

Here is the audio portion of the class.  Sorry for the missing minutes.

The goal:  Transformation

“The Goal of this series is to equip the North American church with a ministry framework that restores the poor to fulfilling their God-given callings & potential.”

Q: What is Poverty?

*List 5-10 words that come to mind when you think of poverty.  Watch the video, then scroll down for points to ponder.

Brokenness in the 4 Relationships can lead to behaviors & circumstances that contribute to poverty.

Broken Relationships:

  • With God
  • With Self
  • With Others
  • With Rest of Creation

Questions to ponder:

Q: How might thinking about this person’s poverty in terms of broken relationships change the way you interact with him/her?

Q: Are there NEW ways to show the love and healing work of Christ?

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