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Good intentions are not enough. When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, the book addresses the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. Join together as a class to explore how to help the poor without hurting them. Utilize with free, online video lessons set both in Africa and the United States. 6 Units.
Number of Pages: 156
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and YourselfSteve Corbett, Brian FikkertMoody Publishers / 2013 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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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: Participants 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 Leaders Guide, it is an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, mission agencies, and missionaries.
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.