Bridging Poverty and Priviledge

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The implications of Jesus commission to proclaim mercy and justice, and their outworking in the MATUL program

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Bridging Privilege and Poverty:

Bridging Privilege and Poverty Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) 18 “ The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord ’ s favor. ” View a Video of Manila Slums Viv Grigg, Ph.D., slumdweller, author, activist, movement former, follower of Jesus Rebecca Pratt, creative, Program Coordinator Chiraphone Khamphouvong, master mobilizer MA in Transformational Urban Leadership

Plan:

Plan Intro Phil 2:5-8 as the basis for cross-cultural mission The Need: 1.3 Billion doubly Dispossessed, non-existent citizens of nowhere, living in nothing. The Response: Luke 4:18 Proclamation, Mercy, Liberation 3 groups discussion 3 minute debate MATUL as a global and APU response Video, Explanation Q & A Prayer

His Purposes Begin in Proclamation Among the Poor:

His Purposes Begin in Proclamation Among the Poor The Spirit of the Lord Is upon me Because the Lord Has anointed me To preach good news Among the poor Some of the first believers in Tatalon, Manila

Good News of Liberty and Justice:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me… Empowered Chosen - Behold my chosen one … Because the Lord has anointed me Anointed - the Spirit can freely flow through each one . Good News of Liberty and Justice A centrality of preaching – from before time he speaks and what greater identity with his purposes than that he speaks through each of us To whom? To the responsive poor The godly poor who cry out to God in their oppressions

Results in… A Transformation of Love:

Results in… A Transformation of Love A kingdom of love demonstrated across the city; A city filled with love Churches are communities of love. When we began it was one of the first churches in Manila ’ s slums. There are now over 2,500 churches.

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Carrying the depths of the pain The drunkards who went back To bind up the brokenhearted Exploring the ecstasies of worship Bringing joy into places of despair, hope into places of hopelessness

To proclaim the year of Jubilee a transformation of economics…:

To proclaim the year of Jubilee a transformation of economics… Kingdom Economics Cooperative Economics Redistribution between rich & poor Creativity of God Productivity of God Management From the gospel, and the formation of the church came micro-enterprise among the poor in Manila and 54 other development projects

…and a Transformation of Justice:

… and a Transformation of Justice Set at liberty the oppressed, preach good news of Jubilee Slaves are set free Prostitution abolished Ownership of land/ house for every family Enter into the struggles of the poor for justice In many communities we have to struggle alongside the people to get land rights for the piece of land on which they live.

3 Group Discussion:

3 Group Discussion Spiritual : How does the gospel, discipleship, the Holy Spirit and the bringing the community of faith (churchplanting) meet the needs of the urban poor? Economic: How do cooperative savings groups, microfinances work? How does the church be an economic community? Social Development: What is the role of Westerners in facilitating church-based development? How do you best transfer resources? Integration: In 1 minute convince us that the your approach is the best.

Global Collaboration:

Global Collaboration

Global Collaboration:

Global Collaboration

New Cohort Sites:

New Cohort Sites

PowerPoint Presentation:

DELIVERY PROCESS Each course 1/3 action, 1/3 theology, 1/3 social analysis

How Do You Learn Leadership?:

How Do You Learn Leadership?

Two Year Full Time Option:

Two Year Full Time Option TUL FALL SPRING SUMMER 500 Writings, Reign and Urban Realities 560 Theo & Pract Community Economics 505 Language and Culture Acquisition II 520 Urban Spirituality 505 Language and Culture Acquisition I 630 Community Transformation 550 Forming New Faith Communities Year 2 555 Educational Centre Development 620 Leadership in Urban Movements 640 Entrepreneurial & Organizational Leadership 540 Urban Reality and Theology 555 Educational Centre Development 655 Advocacy and the Urban Environment 530 Service to the Marginalized 650 Or Primary Health Care 670 Research Project or Thesis 670 Research Project or Thesis Reentry