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Free Resources: Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions

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When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience comes with free online videos for you to watch with your group. Watch them below:

Unit 1: More Than Meets the Eye

Prepare for your short-term mission trip by challenging your view of poverty in the world. What is poverty? How does understanding it differently change how we help people who are poor?

Unit 2: Chicago

Helping the poor effectively requires us to acknowledge our own brokenness. In a sense, we're all poor—and we all need a Savior.

Unit 3: They Are Not Helpless

Sometimes short-term teams emphasize doing things, like giving away resources or completing a project—but we don’t always think through the unindented consequences of our actions.

Unit 4: The Kingdom is Upside Down

How do we walk alongside the poor as brothers and sisters? Discover the roles that learning, fellowship, and encouragement should play during your visit.

Unit 5: Being a Blessing

What does it mean to be a blessing to the people you are visiting? We have to focus on listening to them, learning from them, and being with them.

Unit 8: Making It Count

You’ve been on your trip. You’ve debriefed with your group. What’s next? How can you make the most out of your trip experience?