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Empowering The Poor Workshop Mackay

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TEAR invites you to discover how you can empower the poor, at this one-day worksop presented by Ross Farley. Find out why our attempts to help people may be well intentioned but still do considerable harm, and come on a photographic journey of alternative approaches.

Saturday 2nd December 2017 9am-1230pm

 Mackay Baptist Church, Corner of Brisbane & Shakespeare street, Mackay. 

FREE entry or by donation.

RSVP and enquiries to Paul Rowlands 0407 965 934

Empowering The Poor Workshop Mackay


When Helping Hurts

9am - 10:30am

Christians who try to help sometimes do more harm than good. In Australia our attempts to help people may be well intentioned but still do considerable harm. This is also true when Christians go to developing countries: sometimes our attempts to help the poor only makes poverty worse in the long run. What traps do we need to avoid? How can we help and avoid doing harm?

Images, stories and strategies from TEAR projects in Bangladesh


Come on a photographic journey of TEAR projects in Bangladesh and hear the stories that demonstrate how people facing poverty are assisted. It’s not about giving people stuff but empowering them to get what they need though their own efforts.


12.30pm - The workshop will be over but if you want to stay for lunch, takeaway pizza will be organised so we can discuss over lunch. Inexpensive but share the costs of lunch.

Presenter: Ross Farley

Ross founded and developed the SU Queensland Training Department. He has extensive experience as a lecturer in a number of theological colleges and training programs. 

For many years Ross was the Queensland State Coordinator for TEAR Australia but now works for TEAR as an educator. Ross is author of Strategy for Youth Leaders, Following Jesus and Leading People and Strategy for Youth Leaders for the 21st Century.  He is co-author of Incite, Making a World of Difference.


  • Shakespeare St & Brisbane St, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia


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