CSS Publishing Company, of Lima Ohio, has just released a book that will appeal to nearly everyone.
Jubilee! A Workbook for Church and Community
Karl Evanshas spent the last 25 years forming his thoughts on the issue of poverty within the USA. The book provides the valid right and biblically sound goals for mission and action in both urban and rural economically depressed regions. It is scheduled to be available through CSS Publishing Company. You can also purchase it from any bookshop Year of Jubilee.
Additionally, Evans has prepared a CD-led local church and community-based workshop. Workshops are available at Evans. The workshop is available in bulk from him for a little less. The workshop is suitable for long-running church school classes and a single or two-day training and family development studies or a community discussion series and more. The workshop can be conducted with or without the spoken dialogues on the CD.
The book is based around the research Evans conducted as a member of his United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries during 1988-89. In that study, many researchers visited and examined the 25 counties in the USA that had the lowest per capita income in 1987. These counties were home to the largest ethnic groups in the country: Anglo, Black, Latin, Native. The goal was to determine the appropriate actions for executives to take when they visited the counties. The result was a suggestion that staffers should do not be shy to speak about their experiences within the counties. This was the end of it.
Then, Evans pushed ahead with the research. Karl as well as Donella Evans visited and studied the majority of the 250 poorest counties across the nation in the years since their study. The findings have widened the conclusions of the initial small study to a great extent. The research has isolated 15 variables that are either not present or insufficient on the local level. The economic difficulties are theologically sound for nearly all faith-based groups. They are valid and appropriate for the Church as well as other non-profit organizations. They are also Biblically focused as action and mission targets. These elements are the heart of Jubilee! It is a guide to the church’s pastor the congregation and the entire community as they come to terms with the mission of Christ to serve in this area.
Jubilee! will be a guide for church mission in local churches with a strong economic foundation. The result of the process will enhance the preaching worship and leadership development as well as education, missions inclusion, church spending, and many other areas. The task of tackling this issue is extremely difficult in this moment.
Evans hopes that the local pastors and laypeople can come up with a plan to organize locally-based workshops in conjunction with these lectures. With a bit of creativity, Evans and the support group will help them raise funds on their own for the workshop, which includes purchasing books, CDs, as well as advertising. A donation of $250 will get them workshop materials for 10 people and around $100 for general expenses and a potential net. This could be a very attractive package for people living people living in communities with low incomes..
Evans are a particular place in their hearts for pastors who serve in poor budget ministries all over the globe. Most churches around the world do not afford full-time pastors. Evans hopes to allow congregations to utilize these resources to conduct workshops and create them in areas in need. Evans believes that he can design the workshop in an approach that local leaders can make a gain from the process. Local leaders may not make a fortune through the course however any gain can be beneficial for them. It will also provide them with the knowledge of what they must do to encourage the local economy.