Relief vs Development

I talk about relief vs development a lot. Here is a quick overview of some of the differences between the two.


This is just a start to help explain/understand the differences. This article puts it well.

If we are going to move from charity to community development in our ministries, we must move from being servants to being friends. We must become immersed in the lives of people and in the life of our community, to the point where we no longer see a distinction between our well-being and theirs. All of our well-being is tied together through out bond of friendship and faith.

There is no more us and them. It’s only us. Paul seems to agree.


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