shep53 What is Poverty 101?

Poverty 101 is an educational outreach ministry of Shepherd Community Center aimed at empowering and equipping God’s people to work with individuals and families entrapped in poverty. Shepherd Community’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis. Accomplishing this mission will require mobilizing an army of churches and volunteers who understand the complexities of poverty in today’s world.

How can you learn more? Attend a Poverty 101 class!

Through a series of seven weeks, participants will interact with several researchers and authors who will incorporate Biblical perspectives and experiences at Shepherd. Discussion includes the cyclical nature of poverty and the self-perpetuating culture of the economic classes, the challenges of breaking the cycle of poverty, and the resources needed to do so, which are not limited to financial resources.

If your church is interested in hosting Poverty 101 contact Jay Height at