- This event has passed.
Webinar: Benevolence Ministry in an Economic Crisis
April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDTFree
When people approach the church for financial assistance, leaders often recommend a developmental approach to benevolence, focusing on long-term, relational support, walking with them from a place of chronic poverty to a place of hope and flourishing. But what happens to that approach when a global pandemic and economic crisis drain our benevolence budgets and more people need help than ever? Join us for a conversation as we discuss practical ways for our churches and communities to provide the best help now while still building a framework for lasting relationships.
Join us Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. CDT via Zoom for a panel discussion led by Matt Rusten, executive director of Made to Flourish.
Brian Fikkert is the founder and president of the Chalmers Center at Covenant College, where he is also a professor of economics and community development.
Steve Corbett is associate professor of community development at Covenant College and community development specialist at the Chalmers Center.
Together, they have co-authored the best-selling When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself, as well as Helping without Hurting in Church Benevolence, and Helping without Hurting in Short-Term Missions.
Eric Youngblood is senior pastor of Rock Creek Fellowship in Lookout Mountain, GA. He will share pastoral perspective on how churches are practicing benevolence in the current situation.