Love Your Village helps us to discover our future together with God and with our neighbour. By exploring what the Bible says Love Your Village replaces dependency and poverty with hope and aspiration for the future.
Love Your Village is a 10 week study and group discussion course that not only helps people to understand what they could do in their community, but more importantly, why they should do it. Each study session includes Bible passages and activities designed to help people interact with the Bible, each other and God. Illustrations from every day life, memory verses, sketches and interactive prayer are used to bring the group together and make everyone feel involved. Every week there is also an application session, to help apply the study material to everyday village life.
Love Your Village is designed to be used within a group setting. It was written with rural, sub-Saharan African communities in mind but the lessons are applicable elsewhere. Love Your Village uses simple language and breaks things down into easy to grasp ideas to make it accessible for people of varied education levels. Only the leader needs to know how to read and write and have access to a Bible.
Jon & Jude Witt wrote Love Your Village in 2011 as a direct response to their experience of working in rural sub-Sahara African communities. They believe that people working together can achieve an escape from poverty and with God and a practical outworking of faith, communities can discover freedom from poverty and take hold of a better future for themselves. They see the Church in rural Africa as the greatest untapped community resource to effect spiritual and physical change.
Jon writes at www.jonpaulwitt.com
We have seen that Love Your Village can connect people with God’s plans and purposes for their village. We hope to see this happen more and more as people transform their own communities through giving, service, commitment and love.
Dignity aims to provide Love Your Village free of charge to those it works with in Africa. If this is you, contact your local Impact Team member for a copy.
For everyone else ‘Love Your Village’ is available to order electronically or in hard copy. The profits from the sale of this book will go directly into supporting the work of Dignity.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to order or by calling our UK office on +44 (0)7340 573 937
PDF copy of course: UK £25 / Zambia ZMK 250
Hard copy of course: UK £3.50 / Zambia ZMK 25 (both plus postage)
Course pack (PDF & 20 hard copies): UK only £90 (plus postage)