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Simple HOPE is the best place to start for anyone interested in learning about HOPE International. The core elements of HOPE’s teams and programs are explained simply and succinctly within this document.
HOPE is committed to exploring how to effectively proclaim the Gospel through our work in microfinance. One of the most challenging operational activities of microfinance is delinquency management. This guide shares our learnings on how to show the love of Christ during delinquency management. The guide has two parts: (1) Biblical principles we believe are foundational to Christ-centered delinquency management (CCDM) and (2) a discussion of common challenging questions about CCDM.
The HOPE Poverty Simulation invites you to take a first step by symbolically slipping into the shoes of men and women living in poverty, to try and understand what it’s like from the inside. The simulation is a 2 ½-hour, immersive, experiential learning opportunity designed to help participants symbolically experience the realities of a lifetime spent living in poverty. Over the course of the simulation, you will be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday realities that men and women living in poverty are forced to grapple with.
Located in Lancaster, Pa., HOPE International’s Pathways out of Poverty exhibit is an interactive experience that invites visitors to remember the marginalized by walking alongside them for a moving journey from poverty to hope. This 30-minute experience, used regularly by small groups, youth groups, churches, and individuals, is an effective tool for generating valuable conversations about global poverty.
Spiritual integration is the way HOPE International incorporates Christ-centeredness into the services we offer our clients. This downloadable guide presents a simple model and discussion questions to help organizations integrate Christ-centeredness and spiritual transformation into their work.
Developed by Bethel University and centered on the everyday economic decisions made by followers of Jesus, <em>The Economics of Flourishing: A Biblical Look into the Basics of Economics and Flourishing for Everyone</em> presents fundamental economic concepts that impact flourishing and offers a biblically-centered understanding of their importance. Download a preview copy of the curriculum or visit the Bethel University website below for more information. (Note: Links to third-party website)