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Banking on the Church

Brian Fikkert / March 25, 2020
Helping Without Hurting

COVID-19: 5 Ways Your Church Can Respond

Helping Without Hurting

Riding Out the Storm Together

Wendell Kimbrough

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

By Justin Lonas | April 2, 2019

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.

Flipcharts from a Faith & Finances class

The Art of Flipcharts

By Jerilyn Sanders | February 5, 2019

Faith & Finances uses the tangible, customizable flipchart in every lesson. Flipcharts are great because they require no electricity, software updates, or photocopiers. But just because they are intentionally low-tech doesn’t mean that the importance of good flipcharting should be underestimated!

Participants in a Cost of Poverty Experience

The Cost of Poverty Experience

By Jerilyn Sanders | January 5, 2019

The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a tool that can help move your church or faith-based ministry into a deeper understanding of poverty that facilitates meaningful dialogue and engagement.

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.…