Episode 36: The dangers of having a “savior complex” during your mission trip
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EPISODE 36: The dangers of having a “savior complex” during your mission trip



Episode 36: The dangers of having a “savior complex” during your mission tripIn this episode we discuss the dangers of having a “savior complex” during your mission trip. We also answer a listener's question about the best books to read for a 17-year-old considering a life focused on mission work.

Episode Notes: 

>> Our discussion is based on our new article, The dangers of having a “savior complex” during your mission trip. In the episode we discuss five dangers:

  • The savior complex elevates you above others.
  • The savior complex takes away the dignity of others.
  • The savior complex can create dependency.
  • The savior complex encourages you to “do for” instead of “do with.”
  • The savior complex is spiritually dangerous.

>> Listen to the episode to hear us unpack each danger. We also talk about the opposite of the savior complex, which is a team mentality. When we embrace a team mentality, we reduce the temptation to elevate ourselves above others or take away the dignity of the people we meet. The team mentality also discourages dependency and encourages a “do with” attitude.

>> Our listener question this week is: “Do you guys recommend any books for 17-year-olds like me that love mission work and are passionate about doing something like that in the future?” In the episode we recommend these books:

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