Effective Compassion



Reformed Theological Seminary’s Institute of Theology and Public Life invites you to an upcoming course:

Effective Compassion 

July 28-29, 2017

Featuring Brian Fikkert, co-author When Helping Hurts

The biblical admonition to care for our neighbors in need is clear. But how should we help? How can we ensure that our compassion for those in poverty is also effective in addressing their needs? In addition to reflecting on our personal efforts and church-based mercy ministries, how should Christians think about public policy related to poverty? Join us for a weekend intensive course featuring guest lecturer Brian Fikkert, president of the Chalmers Center at Covenant College and co-author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself.

July 28 - July 29

McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Friday, July 28, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Jennifer Marshall

All are welcome to audit: $50 registration (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch)

1 hour credit for RTS students

To register, please email the Registrar at jmcgahey@rts.edu

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