Addressing the Needs of the Poor: A Church Mobilization Guide
Each year, poverty strikes more and more Americans. Nearly 25 percent of the nation's children live in poverty. In Addressing the Needs of the Poor: A Church Mobilization Guide, author Mark E. Hazen presents a how-to guide to ist churches and individuals in starting or expanding an outreach ministry for the needy of their communities.
Hazen discusses not only the what, but also the how of serving the poor. This nuts and bolts guide
-establishes a foundation for action by acknowledging the biblical mandate for serving the poor and the emphasis Jesus placed on such service;
-dispels stereotypes and notions the public has about the poor;
-relays powerful insights and stories from those experiencing poverty;
-presents a list of common needs and addresses how those needs can be met;
-provides encouragement and practical ideas to help churches build their own effective ministries;
-shows working models from other churches with effective ministries revealing the who, what, and how of creating ministries;
-communicates words of wisdom and guidance to help avoid pitfalls.
Including tables, forms, and templates to ist in the formation of and administration of an outreach program, Addressing the Needs of the Poor shows that all churches, both large and small, can and must engage in the battle against poverty. Christ has commanded it. Christian love demands it. All churches can make a contribution to the total effort.