Using a New Operating System

Changing how we serve the poor is like learning how to use a new computer. It takes time and practice, but, in the long-run, it is worth the effort!

Essential Practices of Poverty Alleviation

There are 5 essential practices of poverty alleviation that ACTS promotes to more effectively address poverty.

Seek Holistic Solutions

Recognize and work to strengthen and restore the interconnected parts of individuals & communities.(financial, intellectual, relational, physical and spiritual dimensions)

Listen First

We seek to discover the individual and corporate strengths within the church and the community and build upon them.

Promote Leadership and Self-governance

We believe the best solutions for sustainable poverty alleviation that helps without hurting start on the inside.

Work With

Holistic poverty alleviation cannot be achieved through one-way, transactional giving, but through transformative relationships.

Build Social Capital

When these transformative relationships are linked together, they create an economy with tremendous potential for positive change.

Our Guiding Principles

The ACTS process is solidly rooted in Scripture. Read more about our 8 Guiding Principles.

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Resources

5 Percent Shift - Food

Download this tool for ideas on ways to shift your food ministries from providing FOR to joining WITH ministry participants in meeting nutritional needs.

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5 Percent Shift - Holiday

Download this tool for ideas on ways to shift your holiday ministries (Thanksgiving & Christmas) from providing FOR to joining WITH ministry participants to provide giving in dignified ways during the holidays.

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5 Percent Shift - Neighborhood Engagement

Download this tool for ideas on ways to discover the assets of your neighborhood and be missional in engaging your neighbors.

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