Becoming Whole

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Brian Fikkert / July 8, 2019
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Practicing the King's Economy

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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.…

Finding New Community Through Faith & Finances

By The Chalmers Center | September 11, 2018

When one Ohio couple called Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC), they asked for help with housing. But what they found was a supportive community. When Elmer and Dawn contacted Love INC of Greater Holmes County, Elmer was recovering from drug addiction, and the couple was working to regain custody of their three children.…

Potluck Community: Re-Imagining the Kingdom

By The Chalmers Center | September 4, 2018

This year, we released a new book resource designed to help churches re-disciple their members around the vision of the Kingdom of God. Written by community development practitioner Michael Rhodes and Chattanooga pastor Robby Holt, Practicing the King’s Economy explores practical ways for Christians to live out the Kingdom of God in their work, church, family, and…

Strengthening Local Relationships Through Online Learning

By The Chalmers Center | August 10, 2018

Through online learning, Chalmers is making paradigm-shifting resources more accessible to local churches. Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, First Pres has always served its community and reached out around the world. The church has a 150-year history of local and global outreach, and they’ve often turned to resources like When Helping Hurts or Helping Without Hurting…

Maurice’s Story: Restoration through the Local Church

By The Chalmers Center | July 11, 2018

Maurice participated in Faith & Finances at North Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he learned practical skills that helped him overcome financial obstacles. Today, Maurice has a new vision for his future and enjoys renewed relationships with friends and family.