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A Lament

A Lament

By The Chalmers Center / January 13, 2021 / Comments Off on A Lament

We lament for the brokenness on display in our country and pray with longing for the all-encompassing shalom that comes only through our Lord Jesus Christ. We offer this prayer and invite you to pray with us.

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Innovation Technician (Part-Time)

By The Chalmers Center / January 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Innovation Technician (Part-Time)

TITLE: Innovation Technician (Part-Time) REPORTS TO: Director of Innovation-US and Director of Innovation-MW LOCATION: Lookout Mountain, GA PREPARED BY: Tabitha Kapic DATE: January 4, 2021 POSITION SUMMARY: The Chalmers Center exists to equip the church to walk alongside people who are poor to break the social, spiritual, and material bonds of poverty. To fulfill this…

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Helping Without Hurting in Africa Digital Launch Event

Helping Without Hurting in Africa Digital Book Launch

By The Chalmers Center / January 6, 2021 /

Join the Chalmers Center for a live webinar with author Q&A to celebrate the launch of Helping Without Hurting in Africa on Tuesday, January 26, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

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What Does the Lord's Supper Have to Do With Poverty Alleviation?

What Does the Lord’s Supper Have to Do with Poverty Alleviation?

By The Chalmers Center / January 4, 2021 /

What does this sacrament have to do with caring for the materially poor and helping them to overcome the causes of poverty in their lives? How does a simple worship service impact the reality that suffering people experience here and now?

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Doing All Things Well

Doing All Things Well

By The Chalmers Center / December 29, 2020 /

The right approaches to poverty alleviation are not quick fixes, but often decades-long processes that you can’t control. That’s why it’s so important to focus on being formed into people who can walk the long road of mutual transformation by the power of Christ.

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What Are People For?

What Are People For?

By The Chalmers Center / December 1, 2020 /

If we are serious about our efforts to address the root causes of material poverty and see real change in the lives of people in our communities and around the world, there is a key question that we often fail to ask first. What are people for?

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Finding Hope in God's Story

Finding Hope in God’s Story

By The Chalmers Center / November 16, 2020 /

What should churches be doing now to serve the materially poor in their neighborhoods and around the world?

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Sewing False Dichotomies Back Together

By The Chalmers Center / November 9, 2020 /

We often operate under false dichotomies when we think about serving the poor. What are these dichotomies—and how can we think about poverty alleviation in more biblical ways?

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The Stories We Tell

By The Chalmers Center / October 28, 2020 /

At Chalmers, we want to be story-driven whenever possible. What makes a good story? One that reflects God’s story, and demonstrates how Jesus brings lasting change in the life of a person, family, or community.

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Why We Do What We Do

By The Chalmers Center / October 7, 2020 /

If you’ve been following the work of the Chalmers Center for any length of time, you know that we don’t operate in quite the same way as many ministries. Chalmers isn’t an implementing organization that directly helps materially poor people; rather Chalmers equips your church or ministry to help materially poor people more effectively. To…

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Relational Ministry in a Virtual World

Relational Ministry in a Virtual World Webinar

By The Chalmers Center / September 29, 2020 /

Recently, we hosted Relational Ministry in a Virtual World, a free webinar to help churches make the most of virtual tools to keep ministry going during the pandemic.

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Helping Vulnerable People in Financial Emergencies

Helping Vulnerable People in Financial Emergencies Webinar

By The Chalmers Center / August 28, 2020 /

Recently, we hosted Helping Vulnerable People in Financial Emergencies, a free webinar to help churches discover how the best ways to assist people who are struggling financially.

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Waging Spiritual Warfare on Racial Injustice

By The Chalmers Center / August 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Waging Spiritual Warfare on Racial Injustice

Scripture has plenty to say about the ways Satan and his legions are actively involved in the affairs of this world, but we often ignore spiritual warfare. Every physical problem in this world is also spiritual in nature—and racism is no exception. How can churches address the spiritual roots of racial injustice?

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Racial Injustice and Broken Systems

By The Chalmers Center / August 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Racial Injustice and Broken Systems

If we want to truly love our neighbors, we need to recognize the ways that our neighborhood might be contributing to their plight. Broken people make broken systems, and these broken systems inflict more pain and brokenness on individuals. How can churches address broken systems here and now?

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Series: The Church and Racial Injustice in America

By The Chalmers Center / August 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Series: The Church and Racial Injustice in America

The posts in this series represent our effort to reflect on racial injustice from a biblical framework and to help churches grow in their courage and desire to fight against it as they live out the kingdom of God in their communities.

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Race, Materialism, and the False God of Western Civilization

By The Chalmers Center / July 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Race, Materialism, and the False God of Western Civilization

If we are transformed into the image of whatever we worship, and our culture worships the pursuit of material wealth and pleasure, then racial injustice must have something to do with this. If we truly want to help without hurting and overcome racism, the first step is to repent of our materialistic idolatry.

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Faith to Action Webinar

Responding to the Global Impact of COVID-19

By The Chalmers Center / July 14, 2020 /

We’ve all felt the impact of the global pandemic in our own backyard. But what’s been the effect on our global neighbors, their families, and vulnerable children? And what can American Christians do about it?

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What Are We Worshipping?: Racial Injustice and Our False Gods

By The Chalmers Center / July 1, 2020 / Comments Off on What Are We Worshipping?: Racial Injustice and Our False Gods

What is the church supposed to do about racial injustice? Evangelism and prayer should be central tools in the fight against systemic injustice. But what else should the church be doing? To fully answer this question, we must first answer another important question: Why did Jesus come to earth?

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