• How can we train for short-term missions effectively?
  • How can we avoid doing long-term harm during our visits?
  • How can we bless people who are poor through short-term trips?

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant’s Guide


Good intentions are not enough. Learn how to support lasting change in low-income communities and in your own life through a short-term trip.



Applying the principles of When Helping Hurts, Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant’s Guide trains and debriefs team members through eight group sessions built around free, online video content. In conjunction with the separate Leader’s Guide, this project moves churches and teams forward in respecting materially poor communities—and translating their experience into lasting engagement with missions and poverty alleviation. Available through the following online retailers:

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". . . This book furthers the discussion about effective gospel-based poverty relief strategies by translating the grand, compelling vision of When Helping Hurts into clear, actionable steps for churches. Our missions team has read this book, and we are implementing many of the insights within it.”

- J.D. Greear, Ph.D., Pastor at The Summit Church, author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary and Breaking the Islam Code

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