About Seeking Shalom

The Church has been faithful to the biblical mandate to love those experiencing poverty, but our methods have not always been effective… Why?

The Seeking Shalom study reveals how traditional paradigms for addressing poverty have failed and builds a robust framework for more impactful methods of charity through:

 

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The content below provides a sampling of content from Seeking Shalom’s first lesson. Read below to discover how this six-part study can be used to help educate and enrich your team.

PART ONE | What Went Wrong With Doing Good?

SECTION 1 | IS CHARITY WORKING?

VIDEO SAMPLE
Each Seeking Shalom lesson begins with an in-person gathering that includes video content from community development experts.

GROUP DISCUSSION SAMPLE
Questions in the leader’s and participants guides unpack topics introduced in the video content.

The first video began by addressing the clear biblical mandate for loving the materially poor. A number of people said that doing so is inextricably linked to Christian faith. Do you think, however, Scripture is also concerned with our methods for expressing that love?”

”One of the key messages in this series is that the Bible not only has a clear mandate for alleviating material poverty; it is also concerned that our methods are both healthy and effective. Share any examples from Scripture that give specific guidance to HOW we are to care for those experiencing poverty.

PARTICIPANT WORKBOOK SAMPLE
After each gathering, participants complete personal reflection, Scripture meditation, and deeper case-study analysis on the same enriching themes.


SECTION 2 | WHY ISN’T CHARITY WORKING?

VIDEO SAMPLE

LEADER GUIDE SAMPLE
The leader guide equips the group facilitator with discussion questions and main teaching points to define, explain, and discuss with the group.


SECTION 3 | CASE STUDY: THE COLD WATER COLLECTIVE

VIDEO SAMPLE

GROUP DISCUSSION SAMPLE

#1. What stuck out to you most about The Cold Water Collective?

#2. In what ways did you see either the proximity disorder or the diagnostic error at play in The Cold Water Collective?

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