Start Becoming a Good Samaritan

This groundbreaking training program helps Christians live out Christ's love in world-changing ways right where they live. Featured activists and thought leaders such as Desmond Tutu, Tony Campolo, Kay Warren, Brenda Salter McNeil, Jim Cymbala, and Chuck Colson explore the most pressing issues of our time. Take the challenge to get out of the pews and into the streets where, as the hands and feet of Christ, you can live out the gospel, positively impacting those suffering from poverty, social injustice, pandemic diseases, and more.

7 sessions
Duration: 3:09:41

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Sessions

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan, Session 1. Becoming a Good Samaritan

Duration: 32:18

An array of thought leaders and influencers answer the question, "Who is my neighbor?" Hear from Eugene Peterson, John Ortberg, Philip Yancey, Joni Eareckson Tada, Tony Campolo, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Mike Huckabee, Princess Zulu, Karen Kingsbury, and Miles McPherson.

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan, Session 2. Caring for the Sick

Duration: 32:16

Kay Warren, Sandra Thurmon (former director of the White House Office of AIDS policy), Bishop Horace Smith, and Francis Collins of the Human Genome Project remind us that we have been healed of sickness by God. We need to discern how we might be his conduit of healing for someone else.

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan, Session 3. Seeking Justice and Reconciliation

Duration: 31:17

The problem of human trafficking and racial injustice is confronted by Gary Haugen (president of International Justice Mission), David Batstone (president of Not For Sale Campaign), author Dr. David Anderson, and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil. It is important to have a pure heart before we seek justice.

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan, Session 4. Honoring the Poor

Duration: 30:17

The most effective way to reach the poor with Jesus' message of grace is by putting off selfish concerns and sinful desires and putting on compassion for a broken and needy world. Hear from Shane Claiborne, Steve Chalke (founder of Stop the Traffik), David Beckman (president of Bread for the World), and author Mike Yankoski.

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan, Session 5. Tending to God's Creation

Duration: 30:33

Matthew Sleeth, director of Blessed Earth, teaches us to shape our personal life in creation-friendly ways by conserving resources and practicing creation-friendly habits. Also contributing are Ronald Sider, Tri Robinson, Rev. James Jones and Shirley Mullen (president of Houghton College).

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan, Session 6. Loving the Forsaken

Duration: 30:46

Jim Cymbala, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Chuck Colson challenge us to represent Jesus not just to people who look like us and believe like us, but to the marginalized, the forgotten, the imprisoned, the disabled, the rejected.

Start Becoming a Good Samaritan - Message to Leaders

Duration: 2:14

This series is introduced by Eugene Peterson, charging leaders to consider what they can do that no one else can. Leaders serve in a place - know your place of service, your community, your work, better than anyone else. Leaders must be personal - pursue relationships over projects. We are Samaritans, and the voices in this series will engage us with the five great areas where the work of the Samaritan is to be done.

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