Showing posts with tag: Personal Empowerment

How To Mentor Someone in Poverty

If you or your team currently provides cash, food, shelter or transportation assistance for families in poverty, then you know how vital such a ministry can be. What’s next? Recently, more faith-based communities have turned to counseling or mentoring as a strategy to build on already existing ministries of providing food, clothing and shelter.

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Personal Empowerment vs. Social Change: Must We Choose?

When we consider strategies or methods that congregations or faithful citizens use to bring about lasting social change, personal empowerment projects are often overlooked.  Unlike direct service programs which meet immediate needs (cash, food or clothing), empowerment projects seek to undergird the whole person through counseling, mentoring, training, educating or supporting recovery from traumatic circumstances.

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