LEARN MORE ABOUT A BIBLICAL VIEW OF POVERTY AND OUR CALL TO RESPOND
Scripture teaches that each of us is created in the image of God, filled with potential and worth. As we respond to God’s call to care for our brothers and sisters in poverty, we seek to celebrate their inherent, God-breathed value. But traditional models of charity often emphasize what those in poverty lack—overlooking their unique skills, abilities, and drive. HOPE believes that a scriptural approach affirms the dignity and value of those we seek to help.
EXPLORE HOW HOPE CREATES OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CHRIST-CENTERED, EMPLOYMENT-BASED SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY
In Deuteronomy, God commands His followers to care for “the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow” (24:19) by leaving a portion of their fields unharvested. Rather than simply working harder to provide for those in poverty, the Israelites were to create opportunities for individuals to employ their God-given skills and abilities. When we do for others what they could do for themselves, we unwittingly rob them of the blessing of providing for themselves and their families.
PARTNER WITH HOPE TO SHARE GOD'S LOVE IN WORD AND DEED
When we are drawn to respond to a particular area of suffering and need, we reflect the heart of our Heavenly Father, who is grieved by all forms of injustice. HOPE’s ministry through Christ-centered microenterprise development addresses the root of many issues—from human trafficking to illiteracy, hunger, and homelessness—by dealing with the underlying causes of poverty and hopelessness. Together we can share the love of God in word and deed, building His Kingdom and growing our faith as we invite Him to work through us.
Churches across the country are partnering with HOPE International as together we strive to fulfill the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Each unique partnership is a beautiful reflection of the diversity of God's Kingdom and the various ways we can faithfully respond to Christ's calling.
“HOPE is so passionate about the local church. Everything you do is centered on enabling, empowering, and resourcing local churches and local leaders. Another thing that drew us to HOPE is the passion you have for the fact that flourishing is so tied to a person feeling a sense of dignity.”
“Working with HOPE is beautiful Gospel partnership. Motivated by God’s great love and clarion call, we labor with the Church around the world to share the Good News and restore dignity, joy, and hope to those in material poverty.”
“Calvary Church has been greatly enriched by our partnership with HOPE International. Calvary shares in the joy of empowering the local church to meet physical and spiritual needs through the tool of microfinance. ... In prayer and through our partnership, we see ourselves joining alongside these men and women walking in step with God’s renewing of creation through HOPE International.”
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