Our Distinctives


Each ministry has its own flavor, its distinct approach to delivering services. Following are the elements that set Surprised by Hope apart from all the others:
  1. We provide business teaching founded on the Word and useful for everyday life. Business teaching, and the hope of economic improvement, is a great way to draw pre-Christians in developing countries into the church. 
  2. We deliver services where people live, in inner-city slums and far-away villages, rather than making them come to the city which is financially impossible for the majority of the people we serve. 
  3. We work primarily with Christian ministry leaders, particularly pastors and church leaders, as well as other nonprofit ministry related organizations. Each partner has a local leader, a project champion. They’ve already started something and we come alongside them to equip and empower them so that they find success in their own right. 
  4. We don’t take over their project, do their work, or fund their initiatives. 
  5. We develop relationships that allow ongoing connections so that we can add or adjust teaching to continue helping people help themselves.

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