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What if my church doesn’t have the financial resources to commit to the strategies suggested?

While it was not the leading barrier to implementing HIV ministry in the NAACP’s nationwide survey, some ministers reported not having resources to engage in HIV prevention ministry. Commitment to making HIV a priority in your church does not have to cost any money. Through commitment, you can build partnerships and identify resources. There are many free resources available to help you. Many are listed in the Resource section of the Activity Manual and some are included in the resources section of this website.

Other resources include:

  • Health agencies,
  • Health professionals in your own congregation, and
  • Brochures, litanies, and prayers.

Additionally, mobile testing units that can be made available to churches in many locations for no charge. There are also some grants for faith-based HIV initiatives in some communities.

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