What is included with this book?
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.
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?