The Not-So-Hidden Truth About Compassionate People
We know that the compassionate people who partner with us to release children from poverty are pretty special. That’s why it came as no surprise when our friends at Barna discovered this not-so-hidden truth about people who care for children in extreme poverty.Continue Reading ›
How to Increase Your Church’s Impact on Global Poverty
You desire to develop disciples who are passionately engaged with the God-given mission to care for those living in extreme poverty. Yet, it can be difficult to know where to begin. These highlights from Barna’s latest study, The Good News About Global Poverty will provide you with some simple ideas to put into action today.Continue Reading ›
What People Don’t Know About Global Poverty (Yet)
A recent poll by Barna reveals that 70 percent of U.S. adults hold a perception of the state of global poverty that is simply not true.
New Barna Research on The Good News About Global Poverty
At Compassion, we know that pastors and their churches’ desire to develop disciples who deeply engage in caring for the impoverished. This is why we are excited to announce our partnership with the Barna Group to produce the compelling research project entitled The Good News About Global Poverty: What Americans Believe About the World’s Poor — and What Churches Can Do to Help.
Sponsored Children Need Us to Be Jesus
Sponsored children need to know that we love them and pray for them; they need our encouragement to do well in school and at the center, and to remember that Jesus loves them very much.
Our Business Model Is Out of Date. Help Us Innovate.
David Kinnaman, President of The Barna Group, recently told an assemblage of more than 100 Compassion employees, “Your business model is out of date.” He didn’t suggest it. He declared it. As fact. He didn’t say it might happen in the future. He said it’s here. He didn’t position it as his opinion to consider. He delivered this “truth” directly, firmly and respectfully. It was refreshing.
“Given the extensive comments in the Bible regarding the importance of taking care of the poor, we expected to see a larger distinction between the responses of born-again Christians and non-Christians.” – David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group