GUIDING LIGHT MISSIONS ANNUAL BANQUET FEATURING TOXIC CHARITY AUTHOR ROBERT LUPTON
Grand Rapids is the 2nd most philanthropic city in America. Are we helping or hurting those we serve?
WHAT: Guiding Light Mission's Annual Banquet featuring Robert Lupton, the author of the book Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How To Reverse It). Please plan on joining us for a night of fun, food and a fantastic speaker.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6-8:30p.m.
WHERE: The Pinnacle Center 3330 Highland Drive Hudsonville MI 49426
WHO: The West Michigan community
WHY: "Lending is better than giving. Give once and you elicit appreciation; Give twice and you create anticipation; Give three times and you create expectation; Give four times and it becomes entitlement; Give five times and you establish dependency. While giving may seem like the kind and Christian thing to do, it often ends up undermining the very relationship a helper (donor) is attempting to build (with a recipient). Anyone who has served among the poor for any length of time will recognize the above progression." - Robert Lupton, Toxic
Guiding Light Mission is bringing Robert Lupton to Grand Rapids to speak on how the act of giving does more harm than good. Guiding Light Mission believes we are created with gifts to succeed. If you walk through our doors with a desire to succeed we will equip you with the right tools. We expect those we serve to become contributing members of society while they are here and after they leave. This event is our response to the call for a new and more effective way out of substance abuse additions and homelessness.
ABOUT: Guiding Light Mission exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We expect re-engagement in community. We provide food and shelter to all and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.
For more on Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How To Reverse It) go to www.amazon.com
Courtesy: Guiding Light Mission