When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 0802487629
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Helping Hurts Book Excerpt:

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.

When Helping Hurts SAMPLER

When Helping Hurts SAMPLER
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN: 0802486185
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Helping Hurts SAMPLER Book Excerpt:

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!

When Helping Hurts The Small Group Experience

When Helping Hurts  The Small Group Experience
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 0802490247
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Helping Hurts The Small Group Experience Book Excerpt:

Good intentions are not enough. When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, the book addresses the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. Online videos included. Join together as a class or small group to explore how to help the poor without hurting them. The Small Group Experience, an ideal training resource for small groups, Sunday school classes, and parachurch and nonprofit ministries, utilizes free online video lessons to unpack the basic principles of poverty alleviation in an accessible way. Filmed in the U.S. and abroad, each of the six lessons includes discussion questions, application exercises, and materials for further learning. Join the many ministries and churches that are already implementing these ideas, transforming their culture of poverty alleviation, and moving toward helping the poor without hurting them.

The Enabler When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love

The Enabler  When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love
Author: Angelyn Miller
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 1604941464
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enabler When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love Book Excerpt:

Co-dependency—of which enabling is a major element—can and does exist in families where there is no chemical dependency. Angelyn Miller’s own experience is a dramatic example: neither she nor her husband drank, yet her family was floundering in that same dynamic. In spite of her best efforts to fix everything (and everyone), the turmoil continued until she discovered that helping wasn’t helping. Miller recounts how she learned to alter the way she responded to family crises and general neediness, forever breaking the cycle of co-dependency. Offering insights, practical techniques, and hope, she shows us how we can transform enabling relationships into healthy ones.

Summary of Steve Corbett Brian Fikkert s When Helping Hurts

Summary of Steve Corbett   Brian Fikkert s When Helping Hurts
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2022-04-29T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669395804
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Steve Corbett Brian Fikkert s When Helping Hurts Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The mission of Jesus was and is to preach the good news of the kingdom of God, to say to one and all, I am the King of kings and Lord of lords, and I am using My power to fix everything that sin has ruined. #2 The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins so that we can go to heaven. But his message is much more grand and sweeping than this. He is the King who is bringing healing to the entire cosmos. #3 The disciples asked Jesus if He was the Messiah, and Jesus answered that He was. He preached the good news of the kingdom, and He showed the good news of the kingdom. His deeds were essential to proving that He was the Messiah. #4 Many Christians, like the pastor of the church Charles grew up in, believed that Christianity primarily consisted of keeping one’s soul pure by avoiding alcohol, drugs, and sexual impurity. There was little now of the kingdom for them apart from the saving of souls.

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

Quicklet on Brian Fikkert  Steve Corbett and John Perkins s When Helping Hurts  Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor   and Yourself
Author: Anne Lund
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 1614646716
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 www.facebook.com/hyperink! Go to www.hyperink.com 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

When Helping Hurts
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Pub
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780802411563
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Helping Hurts Book Excerpt:

When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and has over 300,000 copies in print. Now there is a stand-alone resource to introduce this paradigm in an accessible way. Rather than simply looking at economics, it looks at the poverty of relationships between man and God, man and man, man and creation, and man and self. Utilizing free, online video lessons set both in Africa and the United States, the Small Group Experience is the ideal resource for small groups, Sunday school classes, parachurch and non-profit ministries, ministry training, and even individuals. In six lessons, the concepts of When Helping Hurts are brought to the reader in a format that is perfect for training, discussion, and application. It is an ideal introduction to life-changing ideas and offers the perfect context for engagement. The videos provide expert instruction, and the Small Group Experience provides questions and prompts for conversation, deeper learning, and taking action.

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 0802493440
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence Book Excerpt:

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.

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0802490255
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions Book Excerpt:

When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation with over 300,000 copies in print. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short-term missions. Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant’s Guide aims to train and debrief team members, preparing them to do short-term missions as effectively as possible. To do this, it provides practical examples and guidelines for team members, and it creates interaction and reflection opportunities through questions and journaling. With eight units, six of which are built around free online video content, this book equips teams to avoid harming materially poor communities and to translate their experience into lasting and mutual engagement with missions and poverty alleviation. In conjunction with the separately available Leader’s Guide, it is an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, mission agencies, and missionaries.

The Enabler

The Enabler
Author: Angelyn Miller
Publsiher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1587360675
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enabler Book Excerpt:

Co-dependency¿of which enabling is a major element¿can and does exist in families where there is no chemical dependency. Angelyn Miller¿s own experience is a dramatic example: neither she nor her husband drank, yet her family was floundering in that same dynamic. In spite of her best efforts to fix everything (and everyone), the turmoil continued until she discovered that helping wasn¿t helping. Miller recounts how she learned to alter the way she responded to family crises and general neediness, forever breaking the cycle of co-dependency. Offering insights, practical techniques, and hope, she shows us how we can transform enabling relationships into healthy ones.

When Helping Works

When Helping Works
Author: Michael Bamwesigye Badriaki
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN: 1532608942
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Helping Works Book Excerpt:

Today, people from various parts of the world who are interested in helping fellow human beings impacted by famine, epidemics, wars, and poverty are uniquely positioned. They are interconnected due to globalization's impact, which also has implications for intercultural work and global missions. The ability to help people is a constructive asset, which calls for the need to build friendships and partnerships across the globe. Helping well depends on a number of factors, yet this book looks into the impact of stereotype threat and its effects on intercultural identities, the perceptions of others, and performance in intercultural missions. Human interactions continue to suffer due to fears, anxious reactions about confirming negative stereotypes about a person's identity, abilities, and effectiveness in global missions. Stereotype threat happens when caricatures and negative understandings about people's identities are invoked.

From Dependence to Dignity

From Dependence to Dignity
Author: Brian Fikkert,Russell Mask
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN: 031051813X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Dependence to Dignity Book Excerpt:

The church of Jesus Christ finds itself at a very unique moment in history. The average Christian living in the “economically advanced countries” enjoys a level of prosperity that has been unimaginable for most of human history. At the same time, over 2.5 billion people in the Majority World (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) live on less than $2 per day, with many of these people being Christians. Ironically, it is amongst the “least of these” in the Global South that the global church is experiencing the most rapid growth. All of this raises profound challenges to the global church. How can churches and missionaries in the Majority World effectively address the devastating poverty both inside their congregations and just outside their doors? How can churches in the economically advanced countries effectively partner with Global South churches in this process? The very integrity of the global church’s testimony is at stake, for where God’s people reside, there should be no poverty (Deuteronomy 15:4; Acts 4:34). For the past several decades, microfinance (MF) and microenterprise development (MED) have been the leading approaches to poverty alleviation. MF/MED is a set of interventions that allow households to better manage their finances and start small businesses. From remote churches in rural Africa to the short-term missions programs of mega-churches in the United States, churches and missionaries have taken the plunge into MF/MED, trying to emulate the apparent success of large-scale relief and development organizations. Unfortunately, most churches and missionaries find this to be far more difficult than they had imagined. Repayment rates on loans are low and churches typically end up with struggling programs that require ongoing financial subsidies. Everybody gets hurt in the process: donors, relief and development agencies, churches and missionaries, and--most importantly—the poor people themselves. This book explains the basic principles for successfully utilizing microfinance in ministry. Drawing on best practice research and their own pioneering work with the Chalmers Center, Brian Fikkert and Russell Mask chart a path for churches and missionaries to pursue, a path that minimizes the risks of harm, relies on local resources, and enables missionaries and churches to minister in powerful ways to the spiritual and economic needs of some of the poorest people on the planet. The insights of microfinance can play a tremendous role in helping to stabilize poor households, removing them from the brink of disaster and enabling them to make the changes that are conducive to long-term progress. Moreover, when combined with evangelism and discipleship, a church-centered microfinance program can be a powerful tool for holistic ministry—one that is empowering for the poor and devoid of the dependencies plaguing most relationships between churches in economically advanced countries and churches in poor nations.

Reflections of God s Work

Reflections of God   s Work
Author: Paul McLean
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2010-08-23
ISBN: 145355274X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections of God s Work Book Excerpt:

This work by Paul McLean is a deep weekly devotional that is both introspective and interactive. It is a weekly study as opposed to a daily reading in order to involve the reader on a more contemplative journey into focused biblical issues. By use of a weekly instead of a daily study, this devotional allows an opportunity to go deeper with God by narrowing the reader’s focus on particular biblical principles that impact his or her personal sphere. McLean vigorously maintains that Bible study, deep personal analysis, and prayer are critical anchors in weathering any of life’s storms while at the same time producing Christian growth and maturity. They are also the pillars from which growth, life balance, and fulfillment are achieved. This book is interactive through the use of journaling thoughts, impressions, and messages received through connecting with God’s word (Bible) during the week. Essentially, the reader evaluates his or her life by answering, in journalistic form, pointed and personal life questions. McLean believes that prayer and contemplative study play critical roles in the process of hearing from God. This devotional can also be used as a study guide for group sharing and personal growth. Each chapter touches on insights and personal experiences McLean has encountered in his work as a probation officer and from his involvement in prison ministry. He discovered that by witnessing the transforming power of Jesus Christ in the lives of criminal offenders, he was changed and shaped by God for a higher purpose.

Sculptor Spirit

Sculptor Spirit
Author: Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 0830873171
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sculptor Spirit Book Excerpt:

Like the work of an artist who molds a lump of clay, the Spirit's sanctifying work lies in shaping people into the image of Christ. Avoiding either a "Spirit-only" or a "Spirit-void" theology, Leopoldo Sánchez carefully crafts a Spirit Christology, which considers the role of God's Spirit in the life and mission of Jesus and leads to five distinct models of sanctification that can help Christians discern how the Spirit is at work in our lives.

Helping Without Hurting in Africa

Helping Without Hurting in Africa
Author: Jonny Kabiswa Kyazze,Anthony Sytsma,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 9781594527692
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Without Hurting in Africa Book Excerpt:

Bestseller When Helping Hurts has changed the way thousands of church and ministry leaders approach poverty. Designed to equip you to begin effectively helping low-income people, When Helping Hurts articulates a biblical framework for poverty alleviation. Learn how to walk with the materially poor in humble relationships instead of just providing them temporary handouts. Now adapted specifically for African contexts, Helping without Hurting in Africa is a 400-page manual to guide the pastor and lay working alike to meaningful ministry. Helping Without Hurting in Africa is designed to inspire churches, pastors, community leaders, missionaries, development workers, NGOs, government institutions, and donors to foster transformation in their communities. This training teaches a holistic approach, explaining how to preach the gospel through word and deed. It aims at changing people's mind-set and helping them apply biblical principles to care wisely and compassionately for poor people without unintentionally hurting them. Most Christians have a heart for poor people, but this training seeks to help Christians also have a mind for poor people.

Justice Mercy Humility

Justice  Mercy  Humility
Author: Rusty George
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 1493417169
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Mercy Humility Book Excerpt:

We've made following Jesus far too complex. We don't know what to do with all the things in the Bible that seem necessary, so we make them into a to-do list: love others, forgive those who hurt you, have joy, be patient, stay faithful, give to the hurting, serve in your church, pray without ceasing, confess your sins, and on and on. These are all great things, but is a checklist really what Jesus intended when he said, "Follow me"? More than two thousand years ago, the prophet Micah implored Israel to return to its true calling: "Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God." Could this plainspoken Bible verse not only sum up how we should live today but breathe a fresh purpose into our souls? In this practical and freeing book, pastor Rusty George shares the simplicity of what God desires from us. Living a faithful life should not be a chore, and George teaches how to put away our checklists and walk humbly according to God's will for our lives.

Celebrating The 12 Days of Christmas

Celebrating The 12 Days of Christmas
Author: Chris Marchand
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN: 1532655339
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrating The 12 Days of Christmas Book Excerpt:

The song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is a mainstay of the holiday season, but the practice of celebrating Christmas as a twelve-day festival fell out of fashion long ago in most cultures. In Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, author Chris Marchand explores the history behind the season and individual feast days from December 25 to January 6, and then offers suggestions for how you can celebrate it with your family, church, or community. Along with this, he provides answers to many of the nagging questions surrounding the holiday, such as the history behind the twelve-days song, why December 25 was chosen as the date, and what to do about its supposedly pagan origins. The challenge before us is to first help people see Christmas as a holiday that begins, rather than ends, on December 25, and then to together figure out how to reinvent Christmas in the present by learning how it was celebrated in the past.

Becoming Whole

Becoming Whole
Author: Brian Fikkert,Kelly M. Kapic
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 0802481035
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Whole Book Excerpt:

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.

Twenty one Mental Models That Can Change Policing

Twenty one Mental Models That Can Change Policing
Author: Renée J. Mitchell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 100040272X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty one Mental Models That Can Change Policing Book Excerpt:

This book goes beyond other police leadership books to teach practitioners how to think about policing in a structured way that synthesizes criminological theory, statistics, research design, applied research, and what works and what doesn’t in policing into Mental Models. A Mental Model is a representation of how something works. Using a Mental Model framework to simplify complex concepts, readers will take away an in-depth understanding of how cognitive biases affect our ability to understand and interpret data, what empirical research says about effective police interventions, how statistical data should be structured for management meetings, and how to evaluate interventions for efficiency and effectiveness. While evidence-based practice is critical to advancing the police profession, it is limited in scope, and is only part of what is necessary to support sustainable change in policing. Policing requires a scientifically based framework to understand and interpret data in a way that minimizes cognitive bias to allow for better responses to complex problems. Data and research have advanced so rapidly in the last several decades that it is difficult for even the most ambitious of police leaders to keep pace. The Twenty-one Mental Models were synthesized to create a framework for any police, public, or community leader to better understand how cognitive bias contributes to misunderstanding data and gives the reader the tools to overcome those biases to better serve their communities. The book is intended for a wide range of audiences, including law enforcement and community leaders; scholars and policy experts who specialize in policing; students of criminal justice, organizations, and management; reporters and journalists; individuals who aspire to police careers; and citizen consumers of information about policing. Anyone who is going to make decisions about their communities based on data has a responsibility to be numerate and this book Twenty-one Mental Models That Can Change Policing: A Framework For Using Data and Research For Overcoming Cognitive Bias, will help you become just that.

Mapping Church Missions

Mapping Church Missions
Author: Sharon R. Hoover
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN: 0830874011
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Church Missions Book Excerpt:

Sharon Hoover brings her years of experience in local church missions to bear on thorny questions every church faces. Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? Local ministries or overseas missions? And what about short-term missions trips? Hoover approaches each question with nuance, helping us plot our church's unique course as we seek to serve Christ's kingdom.