Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence: A Practical Guide to Walking with Low-Income People

by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert. Moody Publishers, 2015.

This guide offers a toolkit to make client-based ministry with the poor more transformative for the ones being helped, addressing the complexity of poverty issues.


approaches to alleviate poverty, guide for developing policies, real-life poverty scenarios for training teams, assessment questions, access to free accompanying resources online

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Train ministry teams on situations they may encounter by looking at the real-life poverty scenarios found in chapter six.
  • Monitor progress towards mitigating poverty factors by creating a plan for clients.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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