The Most Under-Utilized, Under-Leveraged Asset in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

The local church is the most under-leveraged asset in the fight against extreme poverty. Below is a map of the poorest countries of the world and it displays where there are populations of 40,000 or more Christians. As you can see from this graphical display the church has the opportunity to make a significant impact among the poorest of the poor.

Why do you think it isn’t leveraged more?


About C.H. Dyer

I am the CEO of Bright Hope. I am dedicated to helping those who earn less than $1.00 a day. There are one billion people in my target market (the extreme poor) and I could use some help. I am a Christian, father of three (two are internationally adopted), entrepreneur, speaker, improving writer and amateur photographer.

3 Responses to “The Most Under-Utilized, Under-Leveraged Asset in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty”

  1. Pst. Prince Kai Reply May 1, 2013 at 11:46

    Indeed, this is the truth about the last days Church. It is now time to take the Church to the doors of the lost.

  2. Also most of us (sadly I have to include myself) rarely move out of our comfort zone.

  3. Dennis Shewell Reply April 4, 2013 at 11:58

    Could it be the same as it is here. People believe that being a Christian means going to church. Some how all of Jesus words about what we are to be doing as his followers gets lost in padded pews and pot luck dinners. (Both of which I love) Pastors need to emphasize believing in Him is not enough and even though salvation is free discipleship is costly. You have to pick up a cross and follow Him places that will make you uncomfortable. You have to love unconditionally. You have to understand that all you have came from Him for you to use for His sheep. My experience in the church here is that we know how to make church members but not disciples. Is it the same in the poorest countries?

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