What Does the Lord Require?
Compassion & Justice Curriculum
A new curriculum
series has been designed for
churches that want to deepen their faith and move to action by strengthening
their understanding of the biblical concepts of compassion and justice and how
to apply them. Modules I and II are interactive seminar-style courses that
incorporate mini-lectures, Bible study, videos, music, group activities, and
personal discernment. Modules III and IV are practical workshop-style courses
that incorporate biblical sources, community and congregational analysis,
organizational planning, action steps, research, resources, and group
contains some ten hours of material and is led by a trained consultant of
Churches Planting Ministries. (This series will also be available in a weekly
Sunday School format later this year.)
Module I introduces the reciprocal concepts of transformation for the
poor and spiritual renewal for the church, while focusing on justice and the
poor and at-risk in the Bible.
Module II examines some objections to compassion and justice ministry
and explains that religion without justice is an incomplete mission of the
Module III focuses on community analysis and discusses the way to define,
analyze, begin to relate to, and understand a particular community.
Module IV incorporates congregational analysis and organizational
planning to form a deeper commitment to the church’s call in the community.
This Module concludes the series and seeks to incorporate the learning done in
Module I-III to help a church begin or improve a healthy outreach ministry that
is informed by a biblical understanding of compassion and justice.
those interested in moving further in their journey of Christian formation
through understanding the concepts of compassion and justice
Pastors and/or pastoral staff
involved/interested in community outreach, economic development, or missions
Christian Education/formation leaders or small group leaders
interested in connecting faith and service
Teachers and leaders of children, youth and adult ministries
who want to be closer to the heart of God by loving “the least of
…about Churches Planting Ministries – check
the curriculum & getting it – contact Jon Kramka- Churches Planting Ministries Coordinator