• When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts

By God’s grace, When Helping Hurts and other writing projects from the Chalmers Center are encouraging churches to retool their poverty alleviation approaches.

When Helping Hurts coverWhen Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

Discover how to effectively help low-income people, moving beyond good intentions to lasting change.

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When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience

Explore the principles of When Helping Hurts with your small group or Sunday school class.

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Helping Without Hurting® in Church Benevolence

Consider practical ways to apply the principles of When Helping Hurts when someone asks your church for financial help.

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HWH DVD CoverThe Helping Without Hurting® Seminar DVD

Explore the insights of When Helping Hurts by gathering your church to work through the Helping Without Hurting® Seminar DVD.

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Helping Without Hurting® in Short-Term Missions: Leader's Guide

Design and lead a short-term mission trip that avoids harming the materially poor – and leads to lasting change in team members' lives.

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

Prepare team members to engage in STMs healthily and to steward their experience well.

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From Dependence to Dignity

Learn about how local churches in the Majority World can alleviate poverty through church-centered microfinance.

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