On Fruitful Ministry to the Poor
[New Audio] is up at Northshorebaptists.net from our most recent Compassion Network Meeting. Randy Poole from Mississippi River Ministries explores the subject of poverty and understanding different economic worldview’s in the context of ministry. Get the audio on Itunes or at our website.
Here’s a few big takeaways from part 1:
- Fruitful ministry to the poor happens when we see them as God sees them and understand how they see themselves.
- Every economic worldview has good and destructive things within them.
- The church typically doesn’t reach out to the rich b/c we think we have nothing to offer them. And we don’t reach out to the poor b/c they have nothing to offer us.
- Evangelicalism is a middle-class phenomenon and we’ve made ministry about moving people from poverty to the middle class.
Check out the audio. It will make you think about your churches ministry to people at the different income levels.