What if poverty isn’t about a lack of food, money, or clothing? If we only treat symptoms of poverty, we can actually hurt the poor in our well-intended efforts to help them.
As the Church, we offer immediate relief during times of intense need, like in the aftermath of natural disasters. But, we're also called to lead people toward restoration in Christ, and that requires relationship. Rather than go into neighborhoods, cities, and countries to offer relief, we should partner with the local ministries that are already helping the poor and disadvantaged find total restoration--both in physical needs and in spiritual relationship with Christ.
This six-part learning and training series tackles the difference between 'relief' and 'restoration' and equips you, your small group, or your church to engage in long-lasting relationships, not short-term fixes.