“Give a man a fish,” the old saying goes, “and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Congregations that provide people with work experience and marketable job skills help put them on a pathway for independence and sustainability. This approach complements well our church’s efforts to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and house the homeless.

Download a study guide for “Past experience not necessary,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s January 2018 issue. The three-page study guide contains discussion questions and a copy of the article.


Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides.

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