• When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next?
  • How do you help them in a way that leads to lasting change?
  • How can you enfold them in your church family, reaching beyond their immediate needs?

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence


Ben walks into your church office asking for help with rent. Learn how you can offer him something beyond writing a check, fostering long-term transformation in his life—and in yours.



Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence applies the principles of When Helping Hurts, serving as a practical guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people. With stories, forms, and online tools for your church to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence equips you to walk alongside the materially poor in humble relationships. Available through the following online retailers:

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“Brian and Steve have once again put together a tremendous resource for churches and the body of Christ in this book! As churches, we all struggle with how to best come alongside people with significant needs inside and outside our church. They have given us a very practical step-by-step process to do this well. . . . This is a must read for any church that is helping those in need, which means every church!”

- Pastor Chip Sweney, Division Director of Next Gen and Community Transformation at Perimeter Church

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