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.
HOPE International’s vice president of development, Chris Horst, and president and CEO, Peter Greer, make the case for entrepreneurship, which sustains development long after charitable giving dries up. Download a free e-book by following the link!
In the book Mission Drift, HOPE International’s president and CEO, Peter Greer, and vice president of development, Chris Horst, tackle the question of why so many organizations, including churches, wander from their mission, while others remain Mission True. Can drift be prevented? To learn more and order the book, visit the Mission Drift website.
This 6-part video series, produced by RightNow Media, captures Peter Greer talking through the key points of Mission Drift. These videos can be used as an introduction to the topic and to prompt group discussions on how your church or organization can stay Mission True.
Building on the research and indicators discussed in the book Mission Drift, Mission True Assessments evaluate an organization’s likelihood of staying faithful to the intention of its founding mission, operationally and spiritually. The assessment reviews guiding policies, practices, and outcomes in the areas of mission, strategy, human resources, operations, management, governance, and supporters. These two documents provide an overview of the assessment and of the assessment process.
This document contains the list of Mission True indicators from the appendix of the Mission Drift book. It can be used to evaluate your organization’s commitment to its full mission.
Written by HOPE’s president and CEO, Peter Greer, and philanthropist David Weekley, The Giver and the Gift outlines a Kingdom perspective on fundraising, discussing questions like: What if fundraising has the potential to be good for the giver, not just the receiver? What if fundraising is about love and service, not just “What’s in it for me?”