Allan wondered—could he connect this wealth of untapped skill and experience he saw laying dormant in his church and match it with the deep poverty at his own doorstep?
Yes. Through Paradigm Shift.
Allan formed a volunteer team at his church and together, they stepped into the local community and met the microentreprenuers who lined the streets of a nearby impoverished community. They invited them to their church’s Paradigm Shift Business Experience Course. The following Saturday, Allan and his team had a room of 30 microentrepreneurs eagerly looking back at them, ready to learn how to grow their businesses.
The volunteers followed up the one day course by meeting with microentrepreneurs weekly. Discipleship began to take place, mentors were called on, skills were transferred and friendships were formed as economic and racial divides were crossed.