Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sometimes helping still hurts

Many of you will remember our adult Sunday School class from two years ago based on the excellent book When Helping Hurts.  Inviting the 'needy' around us to join us in true community and through the community become equipped for a healthier, sustainable lifestyle, as well as learning to lend a contribution of their own to the vibrancy of the community was a refreshing and revolutionary concept for us.  It has significantly affected how we approach our relationship with our Christian friends in Sudan and the needy around us in Minot.  The Chalmers Center which sponsored the book has released a short video reminding us of the basic concept.  You can watch it here.  I'd encourage your small groups to watch it together and discuss how it has shaped your thinking and what strides we still need to take to make truly helping others in the name of Christ more of a living reality.

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