Dave Becker is the Associate Pastor for Missions, College, & Pastoral Care at Freshwater Church in Bolivar, Missouri.  He is married to Laurel, and has two kids, Ansley (3) & Elias (1); he is also becoming an avid cyclist.  Dave studied missions at Southwest Baptist University and is passionate about mobilizing the church to the nations within a holistic context.

Breakout – Poverty and Missions

There are over 5 billion people on the planet, and nearly 80% of them live below the poverty line.  How we relate to the poor with our missional strategies will not only continue to have a profound effect on world evangelization, but also on the long-term impact of our missional efforts.  In this breakout session based on the groundbreaking book, When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert we will discuss holistic strategies that lead to poverty alleviation, empowered communities, and the advancement of the gospel.