Poverty Cure

Be a part of the solution and join the fight against systemic poverty.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Poverty was never God’s plan. As believers, we are called to help the poor participating effectively in the eradication of systemic poverty.

As societal architects, we are looking for solutions that work. Solutions based on a Christian worldview and in bible principles. In this course, we will learn the moral, biblical, and economic foundation to help those trapped in poverty. We will discuss the importance of the role of charity (which does help), justice, and human development.

The question is, how can we effectively eliminate poverty? Through this course, your eyes will open to see what works and what does not work in the attempts many have made in the fight against poverty. In this course, you will learn how to help eradicate poverty with effective long-term results.

This course will inspire you and give you clear direction for you to become a part of the solution. We will learn how the gifts and destiny of every individual enable them to operate in their calling with the goal of serving and contributing to society.

Man, with the right education, financial help, and trade connections can come from a place of being helped to becoming a producer, from existing to living, from seeking a job to creating jobs. We will learn that nature and human creativity is their ability to come out of poverty.

In this course, we count with the collaboration of The Acton Institute, The Institute of Faith, Works, and Economics, Dr. Art Lindsley, Dr. Ismael Hdez. and Drs. de Maa.

Receive the divine blueprints that will help you be a part of the solution to eradicate poverty in remote communities as well as those that are near.

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WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID

Testimonials

“Dignity.” That word jumped into my heart. I grew up in a country where social status (discrimination) is very strong, so you don’t mingle with the “poor.” When I became a Christian that started to change. I couldn’t believe I was the same person because I even got baptized with my son in a Church in a very poor and humble area of Bogotá. All of these lectures are changing the way I see the poor now. Creative human beings, who have the same hopes and dreams as I do. God is changing all this through His love encouraging me to understand more that we are all alike in His eyes, made at His image and likeness.”

Sylvia G.

“What a wonderful course! I know this will be extremely helpful with our work in Nicaragua.”

Linda S.

“Wow! These videos are truly amazing. What a paradigm shift in my thinking and understanding. Great ground work by Kees-Jan to help us understand poverty and the poor!”

Malik E.

“Thank you for opening my eyes to a better way, and even to be more responsible where and how to help.”

Maria A.

YOUR TEACHERS

Drs. Kees-Jan & Candy de Maa

Drs. Kees-Jan & Candy de Maa

in Collaboration with Acton Institute and Dr. Ismael Herdandez

Kees-Jan and Candy de Maa are dedicated to inspiring and equipping others so they can do what inspires them. They believe that every human being was created with a purpose, unique gifts and talents that are necessary contributions to our world. As we collaborate with others, together we can discover, design, shape and implement the designs that will help the different cultures flourish.

IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Supportive Course Materials from:
Acton Institute – The Mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

Supportive Course Materials from:
Dr. Ismael Hernandez – Founder of the Freedom & Virtue Institute.

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CONTENT

What you’ll learn through this course

I. A Biblical Perspective on the Poor.

  • Who are the Poor?
  • Poverty and the Poor in the Old Testament.
  • Remember the Poor: a New Testament Perspective on the Problems of Poverty, Riches, and Redistribution.
  • Charity that Hurts.
  • Charity, Justice, and Human Development.
II. Markets and the Poor.
  • Principles to Address the Problems of Poverty.
  • Does God Require the State to Redistribute Wealth? An examination of Jubilee and Acts 2-5.
  • Markets and Justice.
  • Justice for the Poor.

III. The Power of Local Companies.

  • Charity, Justice, and Human Development.
  • Fighting Poverty Through Enterprise. The Entrepreneurial Calling.
  • Why Does Income Inequality Exist? An Economic and Biblical Explanation.
  • The Moral Potential of the Free Economy.
IV. Poverty Alleviation in Practice.
  • The Hidden Reason of Poverty that the World Must Face.
  • A Poverty Program That Worked.
  • Alleviating Poverty in the Abstract.
  • “Stop Helping Us”: A Call to Compassionately Move Beyond Charity.
  • Circles of Exchange.
VI. Vision and Solution.
  • The Power of the Gospel.
  • Christians and Poverty: the Voluntary Principle in Action.
  • Churches, Communities and Culture.
  • How to Apply Effective Principles in Churches.
  • Reaching Poor Communities that are Remote as those that are Near.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What's included with this training?

This course includes over 10 hours of life impacting video teaching that is broken down into short, digestible segments. You will also receive PDF viewing access to a detailed student manual.

Students taking this course for credit will also receive course homework assignments.

When does this course start and finish?

This course begins when you subscribe. Within your subscription, you are free to work through the course at your own pace.

How long do I have access to the course?

Your access to this course is by a paid monthly or annual subscription. As long as you are subscribed, you can access the course content for as long as it is available and can do so on any device where you can get internet access. Subscriptions will renew automatically and can be cancelled at any time.

Do I need to buy books?

If you are taking this course as an observer, no books are needed. Everything you need for the course is included when you enroll.

If you are taking this course to receive credit hours, there is one book that you will need to purchase in order to complete the required homework assignments.

What is the difference between observer and credit levels?

Observers enroll in this course to receive the valuable content included in the curriculum. Observers are not working to earn credit hours for this course.

Credit students are working towards a degree in Biblical Leadership through ITC’s degree program. As a degree student, you must be enrolled in ITC separately from your course enrollment. If you have not already enrolled in ITC, please do so here.

In order to earn credit hours for this course, all course assignments and a research paper must be completed.

Where can I find more information on your degree program?

We are accredited under World Wide Accreditation Commission. We offer non-governmentally accredited degrees in Biblical Leadership from Associates all the way to Doctorate level. The first step to joining our degree program is to enroll.

After you enroll, you will be academically placed and can begin earning credit hours through our courses.

Is there homework required for this course?

If you are subscribing as an observer, there are no homework requirements. 

If you are taking this course for credit. All assignments are REQUIRED. For this course your work will include: a research paper, activation assignments, book report, and final exam.

If I am taking this course for credit, how long do I have to send in my work?

If you are taking this course as a credit student, you will have a maximum of 1 year to complete and submit all course requirements. We do, however, HIGHLY suggest submitting your work within the first couple of months (statistically speaking you have a better likelihood of completing if you do it right away) . *If all requirements are not submitted within a 1-year subscription and you still want to complete it for credit, you will need to subscribe for another year and re-start the course from the beginning.

COURSE OPTIONS

Individual Observer Options

Observers are participating in the course for all the great content and are not looking to earn credit hours. No homework is included or required for observers.

INDIVIDUAL OBSERVER

For personal growth!

$20

per month

10+ hours of video content

For individual use

No homework included

INDIVIDUAL OBSERVER

Best Value!

$125

per year

10+ hours of video content

For individual use

No homework included

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Group Options

Our group options are designed for churches, small groups, or schools to provide this valuable teaching within their learning community. 

GROUP VIEWING

Great for small groups!

$30

per month

10+ hours of video content

Allows the subscriber to show the teaching in a group setting.

No homework included

GROUP COURSE

Great for schools!

$500

per 6/months

10+ hours of video content

Includes 10 student log-ins (add additional students for $50/each)

Includes homework assignments

For more information on group courses, click here.

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For Credit Options

Credit students are working towards a degree in Biblical Leadership through ITC’s degree program. As a degree student, you must be enrolled in ITC separately from your course enrollment. If you have not already enrolled in ITC, please do so here. In order to earn credit hours for this course, all course assignments and a research paper must be completed.

FOR CREDIT

Undergraduate Level

$225

per year

10+ hours of video content

For enrolled students working towards his/her undergraduate degree. This cost includes credit fees for 3.0 credit hours.

Includes homework and exams

FOR CREDIT

Postgraduate Level

$250

per year

10+ hours of video content

For enrolled ITC students working towards his/her postgraduate degree. This cost includes credit fees for 4.0 credit hours.

Includes homework and exams

*Subscriptions will renew automatically and can be cancelled at any time.

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