Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is a proud sponsor this year of the Global Hunger Relief Run! On the morning of June 14th, the Global Hunger Relief initiative will be hosting a 5K run through downtown Phoenix and 100% of all proceeds from registration will go to feed the over 1 billion people without adequate food supply around the world. Join us at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention 2017 and register for this great event here as we seek to care for the poor as Jesus has called us to do.
See below to learn more about the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) initiative of Southern Baptist and see how they are reaching the nations through meeting the needs of the hungry:
“Global Hunger Relief (GHR) is an initiative of Southern Baptists that was formerly known as the World Hunger Fund. GHR-funded projects combat hunger in North America and around the world in a wide variety of ways, from participating in disaster relief to addressing chronic hunger, from eliminating urban food deserts to helping women rescued from sex trafficking—and much more.
GHR is one of the most effective channels for donating toward the global hunger crisis. While most humanitarian organizations may keep from 30% to 70% for administrative overhead (buildings, salaries, advertising, etc.), GHR is able to devote resources directly to meeting hunger needs because of the unique partnership it represents:
— Cooperation. Southern Baptist hunger efforts have a much lower overhead because Southern Baptist churches cover most administrative costs through their Cooperative Program giving and special offerings.
— Collaboration. GHR partners work together to promote the cause of hunger awareness, eliminating the need for massive marketing budgets. More importantly, GHR depends on a grass-roots network of Southern Baptist church members to mobilize support and involvement.”
Courtlandt Perkins is a Masters of Divinity student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. Courtlandt and his wife live in North Carolina where he also serves with Kingdom Diversity at Southeastern. He is passionate about making disciples and has aspirations to pastor full time in the future.