The Church’s Response in Times of Crisis

BFAD Webinar Series

Hosted By

BWA Forum for Aid and Development (BFAD)



Whether it is the civil war in Sudan, the earthquake in Turkey, or the war in Ukraine, the Baptist Church has been called to respond. So how does the Church effectively assume various roles – project implementer, donor, pastoral care provider, fundraiser, etc. – while maintaining its identity as the Church? How do aid agencies provide support and maintain accountability while respecting the mission of the Church during these crises? Join us for this webinar as we address these questions and share ways to further our global impact. 


Date and Time

June 1, 2023 8:00 AM

Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Join Us June 1


BFAD Webinar Series The Church’s Response in Times of Crisis

Joel Hafvenstein is a writer and independent consultant with 20 years’ experience in international anti-poverty work. He worked in Afghanistan with both secular and Christian development organizations between 2003 and 2010, and subsequently served with Tearfund as Global Resilience Advisor and Geographic Head for the Middle East/Latin America. From 2016 to 2021 he served as executive director of the United Mission to Nepal.  He is the author of Opium Season, a memoir of a failed counternarcotics project in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Joel now lives in Kathmandu, supporting his wife in her ethnobotany career and looking after their two sons.