While we instinctively know we’re called as Christians to serve and care for the poor, the opportunities and challenges often stop us in our tracks. We don’t know what to do, whom to do it with, and even if we knew that, we’re crippled by our own fear and hang-ups. As leaders, we often think we need to have a long-term plan for city renewal before we can even take a step. Here’s the good news: you don’t need a master’s degree in social work to be a friend to the poor. And, you don’t have to be the mayor to lead your community toward relationship with the most unlikely of friends.
This resource is designed to help a leader or group of leaders process and plan towards sharing a meal with the marginalized in your area. You will write out the opportunities, options, and ideas. Getting them on paper is very freeing! Then, you’ll think through the barriers your particular group and situation faces. Lastly, you’ll make a plan toward sharing a meal.
The Leading Community to Feasting with the Poor ZIP file that you download includes Word and PDF files of the document.