Robert Lupton Discusses Serving The Needy
GOSHEN – April 7, 2015—On March 31, community developer Bob Lupton addressed over 300 local church leaders and community foundations & agencies on the issue of healthy charity. Dr. Lupton’s visit was sponsored by DJ Construction in partnership with Community Foundations and United Ways in North Central Indiana.
Lupton is most known for his nationally-acclaimed book, “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It.”
Community editor Marshall King wrote an Elkhart Truth article providing details from Lupton’s presentation.
As a community developer, Lupton has invested the past 43 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. His family sold their suburban home and moved into the inner-city where they have lived and served as neighbors among those in need. Lupton life’s work has been the rebuilding of urban neighborhoods. Through FCS Urban Ministries – a non-profit organization which he founded – he has developed three mixed-income subdivisions, organized two multi-racial congregations, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families, and initiated a wide range of human services in his community.
Lupton is the author of six books and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Georgia. He serves as a speaker, strategist and inspirer with those who seek God’s Shalom in the city.
DJ Construction will continue to offer sessions like this one so churches and community leaders can further meaningful discussions about creating life-changing opportunities within their respective contexts.