No Address: An Interactive Study Guide

Robert Marbut

A four-session interactive Bible study, based on the documentary Americans with No Address, that examines the biblical response to people experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness is not an “issue”; it’s an opportunity for the church to love our neighbors. In this four-session interactive Bible study, we examine what Scripture has to say on the topic. A companion to the documentary Americans with No Address and the full-length theatrical movie No Address (starring Ashanti, William Baldwin, Beverly D’Angelo, and Xander Berkeley), this study teaches participants:

  • The root causes of different types of homelessness.
  • How to engage rather than enable.
  • The importance of collaboration among existing agencies.
  • How to mobilize their church to follow Jesus’ call to serve.

Each session includes:

  • Facts, true stories, and background about the people who experience homelessness in America.
  • QR code for quick link to online videos.
  • Discussion questions for churches and small groups.
  • Perspective from the Bible.
  • “Go and Do” action steps.
  • Ideas for further resources.
  • Prayer prompts and reflection questions.

The government can’t solve homelessness alone. The nonprofit sector can’t solve it alone. But neighbors loving neighbors, working together, can make a difference for the people who are experiencing homelessness in America. No Address equips Christians to lead the way.

This interactive study guide includes a free QR code and URL to access all nine videos, plus additional content for engaging study as a group or on your own. To aid you in your planning, following are the session titles and video run times:

1       Overview                                 10:49
2       Session 1 – Introduction           9:49
3       Session 1 – Wrap-Up                5:24
4       Session 2 – Introduction          8:54
5       Session 2 – Wrap-Up                5:18
6       Session 3 – Introduction          9:30
7       Session 3 – Wrap-Up                5:20
8       Session 4 – Introduction          9:50
9       Session 4 – Wrap-Up                8:21

Robert Marbut

Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth & Poverty
Robert Marbut is a renowned expert on homelessness and a senior fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. Marbut has a PhD in Political Behavior and American Political Institutions and his career has been marked by bipartisanship having served as Chief of Staff for San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros in the 1980s, as a White House Fellow under George H. W. Bush, and most recently as the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness from 2019 to 2021 under both the Trump and Biden administrations. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee from 1992 to 2004.