All Courses, Poverty
What is Poverty? Exploring the Complexities
Poverty is not one-size-fits-all. It is a complex system derived from various factors and leads to multiple outcomes. Explore the basic theories of poverty and how the Bible can give us insight into understanding disparities of wealth and more.
All Courses, Poverty
Understanding Poverty to Help Without Hurting
This course focuses on understanding some of the complexities of poverty and how a basic knowledge of extreme poverty builds empathy for serving in the Majority World. It is an essential component of training for short-term missions work.
All Courses, Culture, Poverty, Mission
Short-Term Missions: Case Studies
Analyze the actions of real short-term mission teams. Evaluate the impact of those trips—what went well and what did not—so that you and your group will not make the same mistakes.
All Courses, Mission
Core Mission Principles
This course provides an overview of the Core Mission Principles that guide all Touch The World short-term mission trips and will provide an opportunity for you to reflect on the principles that should guide your upcoming service.
Top 6 Common Mistakes on a Short-Term Mission Trip
Are you preparing to go on a short-term mission trip or plan to take on in the future? Before you go, it's important to be aware of possible mistakes that can be made on-field and what your hosts want you to know before you go.
Poverty is complex and multi-dimensional. There are various causes of poverty, outputs of poverty and responses to poverty; particularly from a Christian worldview. Whether you are preparing to encounter economic poverty through a short-term mission trip or just want to be more equipped to understanding poverty on a global scale, it's necessary to break down preconceived ideas and create a more holistic picture of poverty. Not only will this understanding equip you with tangible responses that will help instead of hurt, it will enable you to engage with those living in economic poverty with more empathy and dismantle an "us vs. them" mentality that can often be pervasive within the realm of short-term missions.