Open Door partnered with Mercy Med, Truth Spring, and Pierce Chapel UMC to bring celebrated author Robert Lupton to speak to a capacity crowd at the Trade Center September 6. Lupton spoke about “Toxic Charity,” when churches and charities hurt those they are trying to help and how to reverse it. More than 450 members of the community were in attendance! His inspiring comments suggested ways to serve needy and impoverished members of our community in a way that will lead to lasting change.
More than 100 attendees want to follow up to the event by participating in a “Toxic Charity” book study at Open Door, a “Seeking Shalom” group at Mercy Med, take a tour of the agencies, or all of the above!
We are so thrilled that our community seems hungry for a different way to engage with neighbors living in poverty and that we could be a part of bringing possible solutions.