Becoming Whole

The Local Church in a Pandemic World

Justin Lonas / May 19, 2020
Interview / Story

Churches Supporting Churches

Helping Without Hurting

A (Re)orientation to Chalmers Resources

Jasmine Brown Work Life participant

Moving from Fear to Confidence

By Anne Miller | November 12, 2019

With support from her local church, Jasmine discovered the skills and confidence she needed to get a job—and thrive at work.

Understanding the Effects of Trauma

By Laura Haley | November 6, 2019

Trauma is often caused by and contributes to material poverty. As we walk alongside materially poor people, how can we be more aware of trauma they may have experienced?

Building Community Inside Prison Walls

By Laura Haley | October 10, 2019

Our friend Brenda McGowan of Crossroads Prison Ministries shares about her experiences working with people who are incarcerated—and how the answer to mass incarceration is the mass mobilization of the church!

Kelly M. Kapic

Start with the Story

By Kelly M. Kapic | October 10, 2019

When you’re doing ministry, it can feel like telling stories doesn’t count as “real” work. But telling the biblical story—focusing on what God has done, is doing, and will do—is crucial to poverty alleviation.

Cortny and her son Braxton

Cortny’s Story: Surprised by Restoration

By Anne Miller | October 10, 2019

How a single mom overcame obstacles, experienced healing, and became a mentor for others in the process.

Helping that Helps: Principles for Ministry

By Brian Fikkert | September 6, 2019

How do we build ministries that address the five root causes of poverty? Here’s an introduction to some key principles that you can apply where you are.

Rethinking Sacred Space

By Anne Miller | September 6, 2019

How one local church is opening its space to neighbors in new ways—and seeing God transform lives in the process.

Addressing the Five Causes of Poverty

By Brian Fikkert | August 6, 2019

There are five big things that create material poverty and keep people trapped in it. Learn the five causes of poverty—and how you can begin to address them.

Investing Long-Term through the Local Church

By Austin Humbles | August 6, 2019

How one church is working to build closer relationships with their low-income neighbors in Jackson, MS—and how your church can do the same.

The Transforming Power of Work

By Laura Haley | August 5, 2019

Project Connect Nashville is working to help people “get out and stay out” of poverty through relationships and connections with local churches. Check out our interview with the Project Connect team!