HOPE resource library
In Created to Flourish, Peter Greer and Phil Smith explore the Church’s call to respond to families living in poverty and discuss practical ways to get involved. Great for personal or small group use, the Created to Flourish study guide can help you and your church cultivate a deeper understanding of employment-based solutions for poverty and God's heart for the underserved.
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Ideal for small groups, Christian education, or personal growth, Perspectives on Global Poverty is an eight-week study that draws on the experience of development experts to provide a holistic framework for understanding and addressing global poverty.
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Developed in collaboration with the Chalmers Center, the Restore: Savings church facilitator guide equips congregations to start savings groups as a church ministry. The biblically based curriculum covers group formation, training, meeting structure, and all of the financial transactions that take place in a savings group. HOPE uses this guide with our international church partners. This curriculum works in a variety of contexts, including very low-income areas.
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The Chalmers Center offers Business, Home, and Health training materials covering practical topics including financial literacy and personal health. The lessons are relevant to many international contexts and can be integrated into microenterprise development programs and offered by the local church. This curriculum and other microfinance resources can be downloaded by creating a free account on the Chalmers Center website.
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