Helping that Helps (at Christmas and Beyond)


From turkeys to toys, it’s the time of year when many churches encourage their members to consider those less fortunate.

In this webinar we explore ways to alleviate poverty while helping, rather than unknowingly harming, people who live in poverty. You’ll discover practical strategies to partner with your local and global community in overcoming poverty and injustice.


Wendy Hammond, Church Relations Manager-US, World Renew

Andrew Ryskamp, CRCNA Diaconal Ministry Initiative

Ron VandenBrink, National Director Diaconal Ministries Canada

Resources mentioned in this recording:

Diaconal Ministries Canada

Lupton Center

The Network (Deacons Section)

Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development (Myers, 2011)

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself (Corbett and Fikkert, 2014)

World Renew Gift Catalog

Helping that Helps (at Christmas and Beyond)

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Good post and video.  The "science" of helping needs to be taught.  It's a relatively new science and is somewhat counter-intuitive to people's instincts for how they can best help.