When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation with over 300,000 copies in print. Now, this stand-alone resource applies the principles of "helping without hurting" specifically to short term missions.
Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions Participant's Guide is aimed at the preparation and debriefing of short-term missionaries. It will take the fully-formed ideas of When Helping Hurts and apply them to short-term missions with theory, application, examples, and reader interaction through questions and journaling. It will be an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, missions agencies, and missionaries to use in preparing people to serve in a short term capacity without hurting the poor they are trying to serve. With eight units, six of which are built around free, online video content, Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions Participants Guide is the ideal short-term missions team resource for training, discussion, application in the field, and reflection on the experience after returning.