A Gymnasium for Our Hearts: Singing to Shape Our Love for the Poor

By Justin Lonas | April 2, 2019
Wendell Kimbrough

Across the world on the first day of each week, Christians gather to pray, partake of the Lord’s Supper, perhaps baptize new members into God’s family, read the Scriptures, hear a sermon, and sing. The style of each of these parts of a worship service vary from place to place and tradition to tradition, but…

Interview: Vicki Conn of Love INC

By Laura Haley | April 2, 2019

Chalmers staff member Laura Haley recently sat down with Vicki Conn, Director of Love INC of Greater Holmes County, to discuss her experiences walking with people who are poor. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below! Laura: Today’s audio interview is brought to you by the Chalmers Center. I’m your host, Laura Haley.…

We Need a Better Story

By Brian Fikkert | March 5, 2019

Excerpted from Brian Fikkert and Kelly M. Kapic, Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2019)., 32, 34-35, 39. Stories are powerful. The stories we believe—whether true or false—shape our entire lives, telling us who we are, who we were, and who we are becoming. But what are…

Interview: Brian Fikkert on Becoming Whole

By Laura Haley | March 5, 2019

Brian Fikkert recently sat down with our very own Laura Haley to discuss his latest book, Becoming Whole—and how the stories we tell ourselves shape our work with the poor. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below! Laura: When Helping Hurts was released 10 years ago this year. What are some things you’ve…

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

By Brian Fikkert | February 6, 2019

When I start talking about helping people who are poor, I usually wind up talking about the Kingdom of God. If you’ve read When Helping Hurts or heard me speak, you probably already know that. I can’t help it! It might seem weird for me to talk so much about God’s Kingdom. After all, I’m…

Finding Hope After the Hurricane

By Austin Humbles | February 6, 2019

Ronnie Garcia is the senior pastor at Iglesia La Travesía, a Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) church plant in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During his first seven years of ministry there, he focused on establishing an “anchor church” in the city, discipling members of the congregation and developing leaders to plant other churches in Puerto…

2018 Ministry Report

By The Chalmers Center | November 8, 2018

It’s been an exciting year at the Chalmers Center! With God’s help and support from people like you, we launched new resources, formed new partnerships, and equipped hundreds of churches across the globe to walk alongside people in poverty. By God’s grace, you’ve helped transform lives and communities—all through the ministry of the local church.…

2018 Financials

By The Chalmers Center | November 8, 2018

This year, God richly provided for our financial needs. We’ve seen a 22% increase in contributions over last fiscal year—a testament to the generosity of our financial resource partners! At the same time, our staff has worked to diligently steward our finances, intentionally seeking ways to accomplish our work more effectively and reduce operational expenses.…

Let’s Celebrate

By The Chalmers Center | November 8, 2018

Dear ministry partner, It’s been an exciting year at the Chalmers Center! We embarked on a new three-year strategy designed to unleash churches all over the world to live out the Kingdom of God as they walk alongside people in poverty. It’s been exciting to see the ways that God has already blessed the new…

A Shared Vision of God’s Kingdom

By The Chalmers Center | September 20, 2018

We’re joining with strategic partners around the world to develop biblical, innovative approaches to poverty—and to equip more churches than ever before. This year, we’re celebrating our emerging partnership with Tearfund, a UK-based church-equipping organization. Tearfund has mobilized a worldwide network of more than 154,000 local churches in some of the most challenging places on earth.…