Eight Components of Christian Community Development:
- Relocation - be incarnational
- this is hard work. if God hasn't called you, if it doesn't bring you joy, don't do it.
- design a plan
- give responsibility
- always remember: don't do what they can do for themselves
[for a better description of these check out the ccda website. Reflecting on these things now, they seem to be exactly the practical out-workings of When Helping Hurts. They share the same philosophy. Then I realized, "duh, John Perkins wrote the Forward."]
know the people you are helping.
our giving and charity should create responsibility and thanksgiving, not dependency