Community Development

February, 2020

"Developing countries are littered with the bones of abandoned projects, nearly all of them started by well meaning, well financed Westerners. In every case the facilities, equipment, or infrastructure proved impossible for local people to maintain without access to the same funds, services,...

January, 2020

"Scripture teaches us to go out and meet people's felt needs, to open the door to the Gospel. And then someone goes to train, then they train them to be trainers, and then they start teaching other people." —Steve Saint, founder of ITEC https://www.itecusa....

January, 2020

Did you know that in many places Christianity is unwelcome? Some governments are wary of foreigners, and some religious sects strongly oppose the influence of Bible translation and church planting.

December, 2019

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'” —Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 52:7

December, 2019

"Poverty alleviation definitely is spiritual warfare, for Satan and his legions absolutely love poverty. After all, they want to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). They have a vested interest in keeping that homeless man in the gutter, in ensuring that inner-city youths remain unemployed,...

November, 2019

"Having good, methodical teaching over an extended period of time is important...You cannot breeze into a community, hold a seminar showing better techniques, and instantly move their community into prosperity. Until you form strong relationships with them, they will find it difficult to trust...

November, 2019

"...He [God] always has had a desire for justice and equality. We see this desire in the Law when God gave the year of jubilee. It was a time to level things out and provide opportunity for the wealthy to share with those who had less. Today the spirit of jubilee should pervade the Kingdom of...

November, 2019

by the Wagoners

Teaming up for God's work

November, 2019

"Some children are told to clean up their plates, while others have never seen a full one. It is a world of astonishing imbalance." —Gary Miller

from the book "The Other Side of the Wall"

October, 2019

"We all become what we worship. Not only that, we shape the world into that same image. Therefore, worship of the one true God is central to effective poverty alleviation, to helping people and communities to become whole." —Brian Fikkert

from the book "Becoming Whole, Why The Opposite...


  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10