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Beyond Poverty: Multiplying Sustainable Community Development


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The church is facing a strategic opportunity—85 percent of people living in extreme poverty around the world reside in villages.These villages are also home to the majority of the world’s least reached people. The church has historically played an active role in wholistic ministry and alleviating global poverty with a goal of encouraging sustainable community?development. However, while these outreaches may succeed in “helping without hurting,” they still often focus on limited-scope projects that provide good solutions to a single community.

In Beyond Poverty Terry Dalrymple calls us to move beyond sustainable projects in a single village to transformational movements that multiply change from village to village and sweep the countryside. Through multiple case studies based on the actual experiences of more than 900 organizations in 135 different countries, this book tells the story of a large and growing network of ministries around the world using the strategy of Community Health Evangelism to change the life of the poor forever. The principles in this book are not just a theory, but proven strategy.

The church is uniquely positioned to accelerate poverty alleviation worldwide. This book will help you understand the fundamentals of catalyzing transformational movements that make disciples among the poor while lifting whole communities out of cycles of poverty and disease. This is our moment! This is your opportunity to advance a global movement and answer the cry of the poor in a million villages.

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  • Calls us to move beyond sustainable projects in a single village to transformational movements that multiply change from village to village and sweep the countryside
  • Examines multiple case studies based on the actual experiences
  • Tells the story of a large and growing network of ministries around the world
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Answering the Call
  • Chapter 2: Accelerating Change for the Poor
  • Chapter 3: Change Begins Here
  • Chapter 4: Changing Together
  • Chapter 5: Change That God Intends
  • Chapter 6: Change That Multiplies
  • Chapter 7: Change That Informs and Inspires
  • Chapter 8: Models, Clusters, and Tipping Points
  • Chapter 9: Be Part of the Change
  • Appendix A: What Others Are Saying about CHE
  • Appendix B: A Brief History of Community Health Evangelism
The worldwide CHE movement is one of the formidable tools God is using today to usher in His Kingdom on earth. Beyond Poverty is the movement’s best articulation to date. Terry Dalrymple has hammered out a compelling apologetic on the anvil of Biblical truth. The book is eloquent, well researched, validated with field experience and invitingly readable.

—Dr. Paul Calhoun

Beyond Poverty could well be one of the most influential books for this century, as it is a catalytic spark for global awareness of the gathering wave to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord. The Joshua Project clearly stated several years ago that the remaining unreached tribes are poor and rural. May God open your mind, eyes, and heart through his amazing work!

—Hal Jones, Founder and Former President, Global Hope Network International

Even among the mass of global volunteerism in our world today, there is still a need for leaders—even more so, generals. They must see beyond the obvious, into the seemingly unknown realms, lay hold of vision, and then cast that vision to the masses in order for great things to be moved from the realms of impossibilities to the daily realities of changed lives. My friend, my colaborer and mentor, Terry Dalrymple, is such a general. For decades, and in this soul-challenging book, with its scriptural principles and proven practices, he seeks to inspire and call to arms every true believer in Christ to engage wholeheartedly in obeying the singular mission commandment to “make disciples,” while alleviating wholistic poverty for untold numbers of the world’s poor. Be ready to learn and to join the movement of transformation that is already shaking the globe!

—Rev. Keith Holloway, Senior Director, Missions Development

  • Title: Beyond Poverty: Multiplying Sustainable Community Development
  • Author: Terry Dalrymple
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-06-20T15:08:10Z

In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Terry Dalrymple has championed the cause of the poorest of the poor for more than two decades. He has trained and mobilized workers around the world to initiate transformational ministries in villages and slums—ministries which make disciples, plant churches, and lift families and communities out of cycles of poverty and disease. Terry’s strategy, Community Health Evangelism (CHE), is currently being used by Christian ministries and denominations in 136 countries. Through his global network, he is guiding the expansion of a growing movement aimed at establishing wholistic ministries in a million villages and bringing the truth and transforming power of the gospel to the people who make their homes there. Terry was the founder, and is now the coordinator, of the Global CHE Network (www.chenetwork.org). He was a cofounder, and is now the vice president, of the Alliance for Transformational Ministry. In addition, he serves as a catalyst for Transform World’s Poverty Challenge and as an instructor at the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy at the United Nations. 


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