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

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Leader’s Guide takes the ideas of When Helping Hurts and applies them to short-term missions. Blending research, stories, and practical guidelines, it guides team leaders through the process of planning and implementing healthy short-term trips. In addition, the Leader’s Guide includes the content of the video-based Participant’s Guide with additional annotation for […]


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

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 […]