How do we really seek out the poor and the needy? How can we help the poor and needy to get-ahead rather than get-by?

In this episode I interview Philip DeVol who is years of experience understanding poverty, but more importantly, helping individuals get out of poverty. He has written two books that I highly recommend, Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By-World

Important information discussed in this episode:

  • Understanding the different mental models of economic classes and how they impact communication between a church leader and someone living in poverty.
  • Helping those in poverty understand “Getting-Ahead” resources verses “Getting-By” resources.
  • Understanding how the tyranny of the moment impacts the poor, Church leadership, and how welfare funds are used.

Links:

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