In the first article we answered the question “What is poverty?” The second article answers the question, “Why do we care about developing a framework for understanding poverty?” Now in this final article we answer the question, “How do we care for the poor?
We need to combine a proper understanding of poverty with an educated approach to engaging people in our communities suffering from poverty if we want to actually care for the poor in our congregations and community. As we established in the prior two articles, working with the poor is the ministry of reconciliation. And this ministry of reconciliation, bringing shalom to depleted resources, is one of the church’s highest callings.
So, if you’ve read the first two articles you might be asking yourself, “How do we care for the poor in a way that honors them and is effective?” …Read More.