"When Helping Hurts" is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and has sold over 225,000 copies. Now, this stand-alone resource applies the principles of "helping without hurting" specifically to short term missions. "Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions""Leader's Guide" will be aimed at the preparation and debriefing of short-term missionaries. Accompanying "Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions Participants' Guide," this will be an ideal resource for Church leaders, missions pastors, and youth pastors who make short-term missions planning decisions and desire to prevent inadvertent harm as they enter materially poor communities.
This leader's guide provides explanations of how to design STMs well in light of the principles of "When Helping Hurts," practical examples from short-term trips to illustrate the key principles, suggested resources, and the content of the participant's guide with annotation and teaching notes to guide leaders as they facilitate sessions with participants.