We believe that our approach to poverty alleviation should be built on a foundation of principles and practices that support relational approaches that lead to lasting change.
Seek Holistic Solutions
Recognize and work to strengthen and restore the interconnected parts of individuals & communities (financial, intellectual, relational, physical and spiritual dimensions).
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.
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.Read More
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.Download
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.Download
5 Percent Shift - Neighborhood Engagement
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