How the SDOP is Funded


Self-Development of People affirms God’s concern for people by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged people by establishing partnerships with low-income community groups. Please give generously during the One Great Hour of Sharing offering, or consider an individual or church donation to the Philadelphia committee of SDOP.

The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering is taken around Easter in most Presbyterian Churches. The Self-Development of People receives 1/3 of the total offering. About 1/2 of the funds raised for SDOP within the Presbytery of Philadelphia are returned to the SDOP Committee in our Presbytery for use in our area. (The remaining funds are used for national and international programs.) Please consider how all of these programs contribute to the well-being of people in our area and around the world.