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Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence

Author : Steve Corbett
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When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next? God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. Because poverty is complex, however, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty. But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help? From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, a guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people. Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then addresses practical matters, like: How to structure and focus your benevolence work How to respond to immediate needs while pursuing long-term solutions How to mobilize your church to walk with low-income people With practical stories, forms, and tools for churches to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to help the poor in ways that lead to lasting change.

When Helping Hurts

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With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions

Author : Steve Corbett
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With over 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short term missions. Helping Without Hurting: Short Term MissionsLeader’s Guide is aimed at the preparation and debriefing of short-term missionaries. Accompanying Helping Without Hurting: Short Term Missions Participants’ Guide, it is 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. With direction for designing STMs well in light of the principles of When Helping Hurt, practical examples from short-term trips to illustrate those principles, and suggested resources for further learning and implimentatin, this guide is an all-in-one manual for leaders. Plus, it shows the content of the participant’s guide with annotation and teaching notes to guide leaders as they facilitate sessions with participants.

People Pleasers

Author : Les Carter
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Written for people who seek to make others happy, this unique book exposes the destructive psychology that often drives "people pleasers" to seek relationships wherein they are harmed.

Quicklet on Brian Fikkert Steve Corbett and John Perkins s When Helping Hurts Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself

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ABOUT THE BOOK As we root around in our pockets or purses for change and crumpled dollars to buy a pack of gum, a paper, or cup of coffee, it is hard to fathom that 3-billion of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day. In the US poverty has also increased dramatically with the economic downturn with 1 in 7 Americans now on food stamps, and nearly half live from paycheck to paycheck, one financial disaster away from insolvency. There is a growing rift between the comfortable and the struggling, and extreme poverty in the US is increasing. And there is no question that many are trying to address this issue. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley have recently finished a national poverty tour, the Occupy Wall Street movement has called attention to income disparity and the struggling, the UN is working on it’s End Poverty 2015 initiative, and countless think tanks and organizations are concentrating on the issue with varying degrees of success. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Soon, however, he heard the sound of voices raised in a familiar hymn and he was drawn into a humble open-air church. While there he listened to the parishioners pray directly to God for immediate needs, cures for ailments, help with hunger and shelter. He realized that these people in their prayers had a deeper relationship with God than he did with all of his advantages. The poor are also often caught in situations beyond their control. War, famine, hopeless economic conditions, and political oppression can trap them in situations. The authors believe these feelings of hopelessness cannot be overcome without a strong spiritual base. Chapter 3: Are We There Yet? The chapter begins with the case of Alisa Collins, a single mother with 5 children living in a Chicago housing project. Alis felt trapped, she wanted a job but she was a high school drop out. When she did find a job her benefits were cut and she had to worry about the expenses of childcare. She felt trapped and hopeless. How can a Church help someone like Alisa? Fikkert and Cobertt write that in order help a person like Alisa first fix relationships with God: Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection to put all things into right relationship again... Buy the book to continue reading! Follow @hyperink on Twitter! Visit us at! Go to to join our newsletter and get awesome freebies! CHAPTER OUTLINE Brian Fikkert, Steve Corbett and John Perkins's When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Yourself + About the Book + About the Authors + Overview + Appendix + ...and much more

When Helping Hurts SAMPLER

Author : Steve Corbett
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Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from When Helping Hurts- Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. Don't let this happen to you, your ministry or ministries you help fund! A must read for anyone who works with the poor or in missions, When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel. "Initial thoughts" at the beginning of chapters and "reflection questions and excercises" at the end of chapters assist greatly in learning and applying the material. A situation is assessed for whether relief, rehabilitation, or development is the best response to a situation. Efforts are characterized by an "asset based" approach rather than a "needs based" approach. Short term mission efforts are addressed and economic development strategies appropriate for North American and international contexts are presented, including microenterprise development. Now with a new preface, a new foreword, and a new chapter to assist in the next steps of applying the book's principles to your situation, When Helping Hurts is a new classic!

Becoming Whole

Author : Brian Fikkert
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Western Civilization is wealthier, but it isn’t happier. We are the richest people ever to walk the face of the earth, but according to research, we aren’t becoming happier. Families and communities are increasingly fragmented, loneliness is skyrocketing, and physical and mental health are on the decline. Our unprecedented wealth doesn’t seem to be doing us much good. Yet, when we try to help poor people at home or abroad, our implicit assumption is that the goal is to help them to become like us. "If they would just do things our way, they’d be fine!" But even when they seem to pursue our path, they too find that the American Dream doesn’t work for them. What if we have the wrong idea altogether? What if the molds we are using to help poor people don’t actually fit any of us? What if the goal isn’t to turn other countries into the United States or to turn America’s impoverished communities into its affluent suburbs? In Becoming Whole (building on the best-selling When Helping Hurts), Brian Fikkert and Kelly M. Kapic look at the true sources of brokenness and poverty and uncover the surprising pathways to human flourishing, for poor and non-poor alike. Exposing the misconceptions of both Western Civilization and the Western church about the nature of God, human beings, and the world, they redefine success and offer new ways of achieving that success. Through biblical insights, scientific research, and practical experience, they show you how the good news of the kingdom of God reshapes our lives and our poverty alleviation ministries, moving everybody involved towards wholeness.

Helping Hurting Children a Journey of Healing

Author : Martha Faircloth Bush
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Losses are a normal part of life, even in the lives of children. To help children learn how to cope with those losses, travel with Martha and Bubby the Rabbit as they take children on a journey of healing. They make stops at: • What Does Loss Mean • Facts About Losses • What Does Grieve Mean • Recognizing Feelings • Expressing Feelings • Forgiving Others • Asking Others to Forgive You • Accepting Losses Martha and Bubby are joined by their friends, Zach, Hadley, Hannah, Crystal, and Heather. The gang shares their stories of the death of a loved one, being bullied, making a move, the loss of a pet, and divorce. Martha, Bubby, and the kids traveling with them want to remind other boys and girls that you can continue to be happy after a loss. “I am pleased to recommend this resource as an easy-to-use guide for those parents, grandparents, children’s church leaders, or others who desire to help, but who may have felt powerless or unsure as to how to do so.” —Virginia G. Johnson, licensed professional counselor

Helping Your Hurting Teen

Author : Norm Wright
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Find out how to help an adolescent struggling with anger, teen depression, grief, or loss with this easy-to-understand Christian parenting book by expert Dr. Norm Wright. Includes an overview of key symptoms and practical solutions. Is your teen withdrawing, acting unusual, or distracted? Do you feel like you just don't know your child anymore? Are you afraid it's more than just a stage? Find out which responses are "normal" adolescent behaviors, and which ones indicate deeper issues related to loss, anger, or teen depression, with this easy-to-understand book. Expert Dr. Norm Wright gives insight on how to reconnect with your child, understand their struggle, and never lose hope. • Discover 11 practical ways to help grieving teens • Find out how to help your teen face and overcome fear, guilt, anger and teen depression • Identify and support the 11 ways your teen creates their own identity • Learn 4 basic principles on how to interact with your teen and foster positive communication Perfect for parents (as well as pastors, youth leaders, children's ministry leaders, teachers, concerned friends and family members) who want to help a teen during a difficult time in his/her life. 4 Key Features About Dr. Norm Wright's Book, Helping Your Hurting Teen • Covers Key Teen Issues Every Parent Needs To Know Adolescence is a life phase filled with physical, mental, and emotional changes that can leave both you and your teen spinning. Expert Dr. Norm Wright maps out how to help your teen navigate through this confusing time.

Helping Those Who Hurt

Author : H. Norman Wright
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Proven, compassionate ways to comfort the wounded with practical tips on how to say the right things to friends and loved ones.

Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home

Author : Robert Geffner
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Violence and abuse that occur behind closed doors are not just personal concerns or issues. Family violence is a major mental health, social service, health care, and criminal justice problem that society cannot continue to ignore. Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home gives you the facts of spouse/partner and child maltreatment, an analysis of the intervention and prevention techniques commonly used, and alternative approaches and theories for understanding and reducing instances of family abuse. The factors behind maltreatment are multiple and diverse. Because there are so many approaches to treating perpetrators and victims, choosing a treatment strategy can sometimes feel overwhelming. Use Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home to help you decide which treatment models will be most effective in particular situations. Don't risk low success rates with your patients. This comprehensive guidebook can help you refine your treatment strategies, as you better your understanding of: mutual combat the ethical issues and legal mandates involved in reporting family maltreatment biological issues and aggression the causes of the physical maltreatment of children maltreatment of children with disabilities the debate surrounding "parent alienation syndrome" difficulties in diagnosing incest offenders the impact of child sexual maltreatment on the survivor's sexuality and sexual functioning the repression, dissociation, and delayed recall of traumatic events Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home shows clinicians, researchers, advocates, and other professionals the importance of broadening their perspectives of all types of family maltreatment. Anyone working with people who abuse and/or with adults and children who are or have been abused should understand the developmental, social, psychological, cultural, and biological issues at play in violent home environments.

Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Author : Kenneth S. Pope
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Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling is based upon the premise that ethics are neither vague and lofty aspirations unrelated to the daily practicalities of the helping professions nor unvarying and coercive rules that preempt professionals' decisions and control their actions.

Get Into Any College

Author : Gen S. Tanabe
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"With examples of applications, interviews, and 23 college admission essays, this book reveals proven strategies to get into and pay for any college. Based on the experiences of students who were admitted to AmericaÆs most prestigious universities, this updated edition covers the entire admissions and financial aid processes. It addresses questions about what 9th, 10th, and 11th graders can do to prepare for college, how parents can help without hurting, what it takes to ace the SAT and ACT, and where students can find free cash for tuition. Stories of studentsÆ successes and failures reveal how the college admissions and financial aid processes really work, while giving a personal face to what is often seen as an impersonal experience."

Changing World Unchanging Mission

Author : M. David Sills
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The world continues to globalize and urbanize at a rapid pace. Technology and social media have transformed how people interact. Despite recent advances and innovations, countless people groups across the globe still lack access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. How should the church mobilize to reach the world? Now more than ever before, Christians need to be aware of the changing landscape before us. Missions expert David Sills shares this one-stop shop of key global challenges confronting Christian mission in the twenty-first century. In ten topical chapters he identifies ways practitioners can be faithful to God's call, help without hurting, reach oral learners, conduct short-term missions responsibly, engage in business as mission strategically and much more. While the world is fluid, God's mission endures. Discover anew how the eternal gospel can make its way to every tribe and nation.

A Field Guide to Becoming Whole

Author : Brian Fikkert
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This is not a how-to manual… (it’s a field guide) We all want to know, "How can I help without hurting in this specific situation?" But there’s no one answer, and there’s definitely no short cuts, but there are key principles—or ministry design principles. Think of these like the rules an improvising actor learns—the principles are crucial—but the actor must decide how to put them into practice based on the complexities of the situation. This book contains and explicates 20 ministry design principles developed over decades of observing, studying, and experimenting. They’re in no way perfect, but they represent the very best ideas we have to date for how to do effective poverty alleviation in the kingdom of God.

University of Texas Bulletin

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A Communication to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas

Author : Harry Yandell Benedict
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Professional Ethics and Practice in Organizational Development

Author : Louis P. White
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When Helping Heals

Author : Roland Hoksbergen
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Roland Hoksbergen and Tracy Kuperus review the field of international development from both secular and Christian perspectives. They explain why this debate has developed and then provide a more balanced picture. A core theme is that development work should and can be done, but it must be done wisely and well if it is to be truly constructive.

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

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Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination searches through biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and history to discern the strands of God's justice and reconciliation at work in the contemporary world. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination challenges Christians to engage the most troubling social problems of our time by first drinking deeply from the well of the historic prophetic traditions. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination witnesses to a God that raises up prophets to speak at critical moments in every time, and to what it might look like for the Church to nurture the soil from which such prophetic voices spring. Rarely do such a wide variety of authors from such different backgrounds and vocations get together to name what the prophetic work of God looks like in our midst. The radical justice and reconciliation of God can be found in every corner of life, if we know where to look for it; Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination provides some guidance in this direction. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination celebrates and seeks to build upon the legacy of eminent biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann's seminal work The Prophetic Imagination, first published in 1978, by assessing the core insights and themes he develops through a number of different lenses. These include contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and church history. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination also discusses the extent to which the Christian prophetic tradition continues to speak meaningfully within the contemporary world and thereby seeks to be a source for inspiring future generations of Christian prophets to do likewise.