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8 Pieces of Practical Advice for Actually Changing the World

8 Pieces of Practical Advice for Actually Changing the World

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After more than 20 years of professional ministry experience and a decade focused on philanthropy and developing leaders for the nonprofit world, I often get into conversations about how to know if all the work we’re doing is actually worthwhile. The large majority of us don’t have the time, training or priority to become experts in community change. So how can we approach trying to make a difference in the world without making everything worse?

So here’s my take: Stay Heartbroken.

With so many issues and injustices all around us, knowing where to start is difficult. The things that make us sad or angry are often indicators of where we should get involved. Have the courage to pray the dangerous prayer of Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision: “Let my heart be broken by those things that break the heart of God.” Stay Humble.

We are rich, but […]

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