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How Your Church Can Address the Root Causes of Poverty
June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Presenter: Marlo FoxSuggested Donation
Many followers of Jesus agree that the church should play a role in addressing poverty, both globally and locally. But we often don’t know how to do this effectively. In our efforts to help without hurting, we can sometimes feel paralyzed. How do we understand the physical, emotional, and relational challenges faced by those in poverty? What practices can we employ to help others reach their full potential? How can a church leverage its resources in a way that helps without hurting?
Join us for this webinar with Marlo Fox, executive director of Think Tank, Inc., a non-profit that provides training and coaching for organizations seeking to comprehensively address poverty in their community. In addition to great content, Marlo will also lead us through a snapshot of a poverty immersion experience called COPE (Cost of Poverty Experience). This has been an effective tool for churches across the country to deepen congregational insight and build compassion and empathy for those facing poverty. Come join us and explore how your church could be more effective in the fight against poverty.
(A Zoom video conferencing link will be provided in your confirmation email.)
About the Presenter: Marlo has dedicated her life’s work to the alleviation of poverty through practices that value relationships and promote lasting change. She co-founded Think Tank, Inc. in 2006, with the purpose of building awareness and facilitating collaboration among organizations seeking ways to promote a more thriving community. For 18 years she has served in various leadership capacities in the nonprofit sector, including working with diverse teams to develop and implement strategies and approaches aimed at fostering economic opportunity and leadership potential present among under-resourced communities.
Marlo has a BA in social work from Anderson University and a masters of nonprofit management- certification in capacity building from Regis University. She helped lead the development of various curriculum and resources for churches and community groups that want to become more effective at fighting poverty. She is passionate about seeing the local church be used by God as an agent of transformation for their communities, driven by a love for God and their neighbor. Marlo and her husband of 20 years reside in southwest Ohio with their two daughters.