Creating Shared Resilience: The Role of the Church in a Hopeful Future

Creating Shared Resilience: The Role of the Church in a Hopeful Future

by David M. Boan, Josh Ayers

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The development community is increasingly aware of tensions and challenges inherent in relief work – and the need for sustainable solutions for communities experiencing poverty and crisis. How can the local church help to create and maintain such resilient communities? Boan and Ayers utilize their extensive experience working within the humanitarian sector, and in cooperation with local churches, to examine the evidence for effective partnerships between development agencies and local faith communities. The authors provide practical guidance on how church leaders can forge stronger relationships with NGOs, donors, and government while reinforcing, rather than compromising, the unique calling of the church. They explore resilience as an inherently communal characteristic and one located at the heart of the church’s historic calling to build community, strengthen faith, and shelter those in need. This is an excellent resource for anyone desiring to understand the value of local faith communities in battling poverty and helping communities survive and thrive amidst the impact of climate change and natural disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783688296
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 03/14/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 154
File size: 476 KB

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Preface by David M. Boan
  3. Preface by Josh Ayers
  4. Introduction
  5. What Is Resilience?
  6. Theological Models
  7. Shared Resilience
  8. Application
  9. Stories of Shared Resilience
  10. Conclusions
  11. Appendix A: Creation Care and the Gospel: Jamaica Call to Action
  12. Appendix B: Conservation of Resource Theory – List of Resources
  13. Appendix C: Disaster Ministry and Risk Reduction Resources
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index

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