Rationale for Church’s Involvement in Development Word
This section seeks to explain the reasons why the church involves herself in development work along with pastoral activities and services.
Development in a Christian Context
Man has the responsibility to take care of God’s creation. Man has the authority and mission to fulfill this responsibility. (Genesis 1:26-28 and Luke 4:18-23). Therefore, the development of people has the Church’s close attention particularly the development of those who are striving to escape from hunger, diseases, misery and ignorance. Also those who are looking for wider share in the benefits of civilization and more active improvement of their human qualities.