The Wealth and Poverty Committee works to equip CBFNC congregations and partners through:
Includes creating resources, encouraging economic and socio-economic emphases through speakers or other, how-to/forums/discussions, learning across socio-economic lines, sharing stories, learning to place the marginalized at the center of the kingdom of God, reorienting our idea of poverty relief, considering wealth relief, and exploring strength-based approaches.*
Includes networking, building bridges between the poor and affluent, fostering deep commitment across socio-economic lines, and encouraging relational presence across class lines.
Includes funding, fundraising, hands-on opportunities, advocacy, emphases on poverty, healthcare, affluence and greed. Also, acknowledging and sharing practices related to the strengths (gifts) of poverty and wealth (i.e. liberation from the negative effects of wealth or poverty).
Includes celebrating individuals and organizations doing exceptional and ordinary things to facilitate Christ-like resources to wealth and poverty, recognizing poverty and wealth (within ourselves and others), and recognizing and embodying Christ’s preferential option for the poor.
Interested in joining with us to respond to wealth and poverty issues? Contact us!
If you are interested in the Wealth and Poverty Committee, please contact Rick Jordan or speak to one of the task force members: LaCount Anderson, Don Durham, Jim Everette, Lydia Hoyle (chair-elect), Rick Jordan, Tommy Justus, Wanda Kidd, Alicia Porterfield, Layne Rogerson, David Stratton, Cara Lynn Vogel or Jason Williams (chair).
Be looking for future stories of how local churches are addressing these issues in their communities. Do you have an encouraging story to share? Contact Sarah Mitchell or 888-822-1944.