Issues of "Poverty"
Class Session One

The authors of the book When Helping Hurts argue that there is a "right" way and a "wrong" way to "help" those who are "poor". The majority of our 13 week study will be given over to class-room evaluation of their perspective to see how we might be more effective in really "helping" someone who is "poor". That brings us to the first question: What does it mean to be "poor" from a biblical standpoint? The Biblical "form" for our understanding: