Becoming Whole

Helping that Helps: Principles for Ministry

Brian Fikkert / September 6, 2019
Faith & Finances / Impact / Story

Rethinking Sacred Space

Becoming Whole

Addressing the Five Causes of Poverty

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

By Brian Fikkert | April 2, 2019

Every human is worshiping something—and what we worship shapes our entire lives, including our work with people in poverty. When people encounter our poverty alleviation efforts, what will they find us worshiping?

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

By Justin Lonas | April 2, 2019
Wendell Kimbrough

The gathered worship and liturgy of the church is key to our formation as the people of God, but too often, an element is missing. Musician Wendell Kimbrough shares how our worship services can reinforce our understanding of God’s heart for people suffering poverty and injustice.

Interview: Vicki Conn of Love INC

By Laura Haley | April 2, 2019

Chalmers staff member Laura Haley sat down with Vicki Conn, Director of Love INC of Greater Holmes County, to discuss how local churches are transforming lives and communities in the name of Christ.

We Need a Better Story

By Brian Fikkert | March 5, 2019

We often build poverty alleviation initiatives that are designed to help poor people pursue the American Dream. But what if all of us—poor and non-poor alike—need a different story?

Interview: Brian Fikkert on Becoming Whole

By Laura Haley | March 5, 2019

Brian Fikkert recently sat down with staff member Laura Haley to discuss the new book he co-authored with Kelly Kapic, Becoming Whole—and how the stories we tell ourselves shape our work with the poor.

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

By Brian Fikkert | February 6, 2019

The way that we work with people who are poor reflects the stories we tell ourselves about what it means to live the “good life.” If we get the story wrong, our efforts to help the poor can do more harm than good.

Finding Hope After the Hurricane

By Austin Humbles | February 6, 2019

Pastor Ronnie Garcia wanted to see the gospel flourish in Puerto Rico. But he never imagined that he’d be on the front lines of disaster relief after one of the most catastrophic hurricanes ever to hit U.S. soil.

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…