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Good intentions are not enough.

We need a different framework for thinking about poverty. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, we need to get to the very roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.

What does that mean for a short-term mission trip to a low-income community?

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant's Guide aims to train and debrief team members, preparing them to do short-term missions without doing long-term harm. It takes the core ideas from When Helping Hurts and applies them to short-term missions, provides practical examples and guidelines for team members, and creates interaction and reflection through questions and journaling.

With eight units, six of which are built around free, online video content, this book equips teams to avoid harming materially poor communities and to translate their experience into lasting engagement with missions and poverty alleviation. In conjunction with the separately available Leader's Guide, it is an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, mission agencies, and missionaries.

When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation with over 300,000 copies in print. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short-term missions.

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant's Guide aims to train and debrief team members, preparing them to do short-term missions as effectively as possible. To do this, it provides practical examples and guidelines for team members, and it creates interaction and reflection opportunities through questions and journaling.

With eight units, six of which are built around free online video content, this book equips teams to avoid harming materially poor communities and to translate their experience into lasting and mutual engagement with missions and poverty alleviation. In conjunction with the separately available Leader's Guide, it is an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, mission agencies, and missionaries.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-110).

Note: Video content will parallel these subjects. Videos will consist of interviews, teaching from HWH Seminars, and on-field footage where possible.

Part I: Before You Go

  • Chapter 1: Do No Harm
  • Chapter 2: Repent? Who Me?
  • Chapter 3: They are Not Helpless
  • Chapter 4: The Kingdom is Upside Down
  • Chapter 5: Being a Blessing on the Field

Part II: While You Are There

  • Chapter 6: Field Journal

Part III: Now What?

  • Chapter 7: Take Aways
  • Chapter 8: What Will You Do Next?
Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC409928
Dimensions: 8.2" x 5.4"
Length: 112 pages
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802409928
1-2 copies $11.70 each
3-5 copies $11.05 each
6+ copies $10.40 each
Written by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, and Katie Casselberry

Author

Steve Corbett is the Community Development Specialist for the Chalmers Center at Covenant College and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College.

Brian Fikkert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center at Covenant College, as well as a Professor of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College.