A Better Approach to Poverty

ACTS helps churches reframe their view of poverty so they can reshape their response.

Thanks to our partnership with ACTS, Fairhaven has learned how to engage with people in poverty in ways that promote dignity, forge real relationships and bring to life the God-given gifts of all people.

What is ACTS?

Learn how ACTS can help you engage with people in poverty.

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What can I do?

Listen to several people share how their lives have been impacted by working with those trapped in poverty.

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Joy Barnhill

Joy found a supportive and caring community that walked with her in the journey out of brokenness and poverty.

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By joining the ACTS movement, churches can gain the tools and inspiration they need to play an active role in alleviating poverty, creating abundant communities and leading strong alliances outside their walls.

Fairhaven is using the principles of ACTS to help guide our short-term missions teams, benevolence ministry, partnerships with inner city and poverty alleviation non-profits, Circles Kettering, Christmas Gift outreach and our annual Local Impact weekend. Together, we’re taking a holistic view of poverty helps us have a greater impact in our community.

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What People Are Saying

“The church desperately needs to be equipped with the proper knowledge, attitudes and skills to address both the personal and systemic causes of poverty” - Dr. Brian Fikkert