We recognize that poverty is both physical and spiritual,
so any holistic approach to community development must address both. We also recognize that empowering local leaders ultimately creates more sustainable community development efforts. In response, we work in partnership with local churches to equip pastors and church leaders and to support congregations in their outreach and discipleship efforts. As churches are equipped to live out their calling to love God and love their neighbors, they are leading the way in community change. For example, our church-and-community change initiative trains church leaders to guide congregations and community members in a process of identifying needs and working together to meet them using local resources.