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From the creators of When Helping Hurts Start financial education classes for low-income adults.

Get resources and training to address poverty at the roots—and bring lasting change to your community.

Develop Creative

Develop Your Staff

Give your team the skills and confidence to help clients move out of poverty and truly flourish.

SECTORS Philanthropy

Train Your Volunteers

Help volunteers develop transformational relationships with the people you serve.

BELIEFS Learning Practice

Become a Thought Leader

Help community partners, churches, and donors discover long-term solutions to poverty.

Tired of financial advice that doesn't work for people in poverty?

Traditional financial education tools aren't designed for people living at the poverty line.

Let’s face it: when someone is struggling to make ends meet, advice on retirement accounts and mortgages just isn’t relevant.

There's a better way to help people steward their money well, even if you're not a financial expert.

Through Faith & Finances training, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to launch and lead a financial education class for low-income adults at your church or nonprofit.

We'll train you to start a financial education program for low-income adults at your non-profit.

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Financial Obstacles Keep People Trapped in Poverty

Predatory lending

Low financial literacy

Poor credit

Broken relationships

Faith & Finances is different.

Faith & Finances

Addresses financial challenges of life near the poverty line

Takes an interactive, relational approach to learning

Appeals to many learning styles and educational levels

Deep biblical integration

Requires only basic financial knowledge to lead

End goal is Christ-centered flourishing

Most Financial Education

Addresses financial challenges of middle/upper income

Relies on “head knowledge” from financial experts

Appeals to people used to traditional classroom learning

Optional biblical content

Requires significant financial background to lead

End goal is individual financial independence

Get Certified to Provide Financial Education

Strengthen your organization with training and support from expert coaches.

Facilitator Training

June 20 - Aug 5

per person

Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls

Facilitator Training

Sept 12 - Oct 29

$294 $263
per person

Early Bird Discount Ends Aug 29

Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls

Save 20% with code CITYGATE20

Pricing for Citygate Members

As a Citygate member, you get access to the Chalmers Center’s online courses and training at a special discount. To receive your 20% discount, just use discount code CITYGATE20 at checkout.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Our guarantee

If you’re not completely satisfied with this training within 30 days of your purchase, we will give you a full refund.

What You'll Learn in Faith & Finances Facilitator Training

Best practices for teaching financial basics to low-income adults

How to lead engaging classroom discussion

Ways to help class participants track income and expenses

How to plan and launch your Faith & Finances ministry

Tips on recruiting and training volunteers to help you

Plus much more!

What Faith & Finances Facilitators and Participants have to say...

Matt Seadore


“Faith & Finances can help people make really large changes in their lives. If you want to do the best thing for people who are materially poor, do Faith & Finances.”

Matt Seadore
Kennewick, WA

Lori Haskell


“What I love about Faith & Finances is that it’s geared for low-income learners. It helps create relationships and a safe place for [people] to learn.”

Lori Haskell
Knoxville, TN

Maurice Lattimore


“I had no bank account and no sense of security financially. Now I have financial security, and I’m more socially connected through personal relationships.”

Maurice Lattimore
Atlanta, GA



“I’m paying my bills on time, I’m saving money, and I have a banking account that I keep up with. I quit spending money on things that I didn’t need to have.”

Pamela Adams
Chattanooga, TN

Testimonials from Citygate members like you

Since 1999, Chalmers has equipped thousands of ministries to think differently about poverty, and do something about it. We can help you too!

Jonathan Rocke

“The Chalmers Center has given us a theoretical and theological framework for biblical poverty alleviation. They provide practical principles—and the resources and tools to help us apply those principles in our rescue ministry work.”

Jonathan Rocke
Executive Director
Peoria Rescue Mission

John Hull

“Chalmers has helped our rescue mission think more systemically. Their resources and training have transformed our own work—and helped us encourage churches and partners in our community to move toward helping people in long-term, holistic ways.”

John Hull
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Everett Gospel Mission

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