Good intentions aren’t always enough in missions. When churches and individuals go on
short-term teams to communities in developing countries, they need to think carefully about the messages they send – not just verbally, but also through their actions. In this interview, Steve Corbett shares three mistakes to avoid when participating in short-term missions.
Other topics in this interview include the distinction between relief and development, choosing asset-based development rather than need-based development, and investing missions money wisely.
Steve Corbett is a featured speaker at
Summit 2010. He is an Assistant Professor of Community Development at Covenant College and serves as a Distance Learning Trainer for the Chalmers Center. Steve Corbett co-authored with When Helping Hurts Brian Fikkert.
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Anne McCain shares eight reasons for Christians to develop personal relationships with the poor beyond reading the newspaper and sending money.
Christ ministered to people personally – Mark 7:31-35
It reminds us that the masses of poor people are real people
It allows those in poverty to give to us
It impassions our prayers
We see God bring change
It challenges us personally in our own walk with God – James 2:5
It motivates us to action
Christ tells us that when we care personally for the poor, we are caring personally for him – Matthew 25:31-40
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Anne McCain is Eastern Regional Manager of Global Engagement at Food for the Hungry.
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