Tackle poverty at the roots

Faith & Finances training equips you to start a financial education class for low-income adults at your church or nonprofit.

Gain skills and confidence with our online training

Help people in poverty steward their money well

Address poverty in a biblical, effective way

Financial obstacles keep people trapped in poverty.

  • Predatory lending
  • Poor credit
  • Low financial literacy
  • Broken relationships

Without the right tools and a supportive community, it’s nearly impossible to escape the cycle!

With Faith & Finances, you can help!

We'll train you how to launch a financial education class for low-income adults at your church or nonprofit.

Join a supportive community that cares

Our training is led by our nationwide network of experienced Lead Trainers.

They're people just like you who have successfully started financial education ministries at their own churches or nonprofits.

They know what works, and what doesn't—and they'll guide you every step of the way.

Vicki Conn
Chris Oliver
Andrew Feil
Antonia Alzate
Nora Zaring
Carlos Huerta
Dan Lowry
Larry Hodges
Eugene Norris
Lori Haskell
Sean Landolt
Nate Paulk

Faith & Finances is a trusted resource for 700+ churches and nonprofits

How Faith & Finances training works

Get Trained

Complete 6 units of online training and gain the skills you'll need.

Launch Your Ministry

Mobilize a team to launch Faith & Finances at your church or nonprofit.

Stay Connected

Get ongoing support from a network of fellow Faith & Finances leaders.

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.

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What people are saying about Faith & Finances

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

Pam

“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

Two ways to get trained

Self-Guided Training Train with people from your church or nonprofit—anytime, anywhere

$149 per person

Start anytime

  • Complete a 6-unit online course with your team at your own pace

Coach-Led Training Train with other leaders from across the country

$279 per person

Next training starts Spring 2021

  • Complete a 6-week online course with coaching from an expert Lead Trainer
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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 during Faith & Finances training:

  • A biblical foundation for helping people who are poor
  • How to use our Faith & Finances curriculum effectively
  • 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!

Get a sample of Faith & Finances curriculum

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Frequently asked questions

Who is Faith & Finances training for?

If you...

  • Are located in the United States
  • Are doing ministry work with people who are poor at your church or nonprofit
  • Have buy-in from the leadership at your organization
  • Have a team of people ready to help you get started

…then congratulations! Faith & Finances will be a great addition to your ministry. 

If that doesn’t sound like you, check out other products from the Chalmers Center that can help you get ready for Faith & Finances.

When does training start?

Our training happens online, so you can access it from anywhere at any time. You’ll watch videos and complete assignments in our online training platform. 

Our upcoming Coach-Led Training group starts September 14th through October 23rd. In addition to learning on our online training platform, you’ll join weekly video calls with your coach and other church and ministry leaders from across the country. Once you sign up, we'll do our best to assign you to coaching calls that work best for your time zone and schedule.

What's different about Faith & Finances?

There are lots of financial education tools out there—but most 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.

Faith & Finances Most Financial Education Tools

Addresses financial challenges of life near the poverty line

For example: getting banked, avoiding predatory lenders, saving for emergencies

Address financial challenges of middle/upper income

For example: credit card debt, mortgages, investing, saving for retirement

Takes an interactive, relational approach to learning Rely on “head knowledge” from financial experts
Appeals to many learning styles and education levels Appeal to people used to traditional classroom learning
Deep biblical integration Optional biblical content
Requires only basic financial knowledge to lead Require some financial background to lead
End goal is Christ-centered flourishing End goal is individual financial independence
Will Faith & Finances work for my church or nonprofit?

We’ve trained more than 700 churches and nonprofits all over the country to start Faith & Finances ministries in their communities. We’re confident that after completing our training, you’ll be prepared to join the ranks of these passionate folks!

If you encounter challenges getting started, our network of Lead Trainers will be there to lend support and offer expert coaching to help you succeed.

What topics are covered in Faith & Finances curriculum?

Check out a sample of our curriculum! Our curriculum addresses a wide range of financial basics, including:

  • How money affects our relationships
  • How values and attitudes shape money habits
  • How to overcome financial obstacles
  • How to set savings goals
  • How to create a basic budget
  • How to save money by living simply
  • How to include joyful giving in your budget
  • How to avoid debt and know your credit score
  • When to borrow money in healthy ways
  • How to open and use a bank account
  • How to prepare for emergencies
  • How to stick to new money habits
I have another question. How can I get in touch?

Drop us a line on our Contact Us page. We’d be glad to help!