We’ve had the model for ending poverty for 2,000 years. Let’s use it.

  All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.  They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity — all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47 NLT

Breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness requires something no social service provides: genuine relationships. A small community of people called a “table,” with their arms, hearts and minds open, forms around one person or family aptly referred to as a brother or sister because the relationships we aim for are those of an extended family. John 15:12-15


Just as you might open your social network, your home or your other resources to a family member in need, so too does the table because caring for others is a responsibility we have as representatives of the one who made us and set us free. Matthew 25:31-46 As the family relationship progresses the table shows the brother/sister how to find stability, break the cycle and realize his/her potential as a representative of the King.