Affordable services and lending are partnerships with local mechanics who has a heart for the economically disadvantaged to provide affordable car repairs. We also partner with the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services using grants for homeowner repairs and the Southeast Partnership for neighborhood services.
Eli – Economic leverage initiative
Objective: To carry out the social economic intentions of Jesus Christ to meet the physiological and carnal needs of the believer until they complete their mission on earth by spiritual means.
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, (Luke 4:18 NLT)
The Economic Leverage Initiative is a Godly approach to financial awareness designed to empower the believer to conquer many of the carnal issues of life. Eli provides Economic Development for the believer; a defensive strategy against “the love of money” which is the root of all evil which is a threat to their purpose.
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10 NLT)
As an offensive strategy, Eli should be considered as the kind of fast that pleases the Lord and assist the believer in breaking rank with a culture that demonizes and deities money, imposing economic oppression in unsuspecting communities.
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward. (Isaiah 58:6-8 KJV)
Eli’s objective is to properly instruct believers on the power and purposes of economics through wisdom and practical life application. Eli and it’s partners: Thrivent Financial, Partners Worldwide and Indiana Housing &Community Development Association with it’s IDA (Individual Development Account Program) works diligently with the mid to low income to develop strong economic stewards and potential entrepreneurs, business owners and eventually stakeholders of their own communities.