OptionsTogether™ has three components:
Download the complete Group Guide with all 7 modules in one PDF.
Download the Group Guide as individual modules.
- Module 1: Who are the poor?
- Module 2: Who is my neighbor?
- Module 3: Imago Dei
- Module 4: The scars of racism
- Module 5: We are all poor
- Module 6: Creating options together™
- Module 7: What do we do now?
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For Further Study1
Module 1: Who Are The Poor?
- Book: When Helping Hurts, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
- Book: Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall and Denver Moore
- Book: Framework for Understanding Poverty, Ruby Payne
- Website: Changed-Life Stories, Cru Inner City
Module 2: Who Is My Neighbor?
- Book: Crazy Love, Francis Chan
- Website: Roseland Community “Good News” Day Care , Ms. Pearl’s website
- Website: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, John Piper
Module 3: Imago Dei
- Website: Image of God, The Bible Project
- Book: Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, Andy Crouch
Module 4: The Scars of Racism
- Book: Let Justice Roll Down, John Perkins
- Book: Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, Michael Emerson and Christian Smith
- Book: The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
- DVD: Slavery by Another Name, PBS
- Book: White Awake, Daniel Hill
Module 5: We Are All Poor
- Website: Faces of Santa Ana, Brian Peterson
- Video: Billy and Irene, Cru Inner City
- Video: Falling Plates, Cru
- Movie: Same Kind of Different as Me
Module 6: Creating Options Together™
- Book: Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Tim Keller
- Book: Theirs is the Kingdom, Robert Lupton
- Book: Creating Options Together (link to come)
Module 7: What Now
- Book: Bridges Out of Poverty, Ruby Payne
- Book: Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, Soong-Chan Rah
- Devotional: Sharing God’s Heart for the Poor, Amy Sherman
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