Dependency & Self Reliance


Loads of articles and videos on this site. WMA promotes the development of local leadership, local funding, local decision-making and missionary outreach among churches and other Christian institutions. This is done through the production of literature, videos, seminars, consultations and conferences for church and mission leaders.



WHEN HELPING HURTS – How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourselfby Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
The book provides foundational concepts and clear principles for helping the poor without hurting them. It then presents proven interventions and relevant applications for churches to use when ministering to the poor both at home and abroad, including advice about short-term missions programs. (See David Mays’ Booknotes)

WHEN CHARITY DESTROYS DIGNITY: Overcoming Unhealthy Dependency in the Christian Movement by Glenn Schwartz
This book … contains a description of the dependency syndrome, its historical development and how to overcome it. Though unhealthy dependency is widespread, the basic premise of this book is that it does not need to be considered an incurable illness.