Posts by Laura Haley
Potlucking with Jesus: Poverty, Injustice, and the Church
What if ministry with the materially poor looked like a potluck instead of a soup kitchen? Hear from Michael Rhodes, co-author of Practicing the King’s Economy, as he shares what he’s learned from his friends and neighbors in South Memphis.
Churches Supporting Churches
In some places, there are churches on every corner—but they often stay disconnected. Listen to this episode of Rethink Poverty and hear how one local ministry is working to change that.
COVID-19: 5 Ways Your Church Can Respond
We’re all reeling from the changes the world has experienced almost overnight from the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are a few ways your church can respond with love and mercy during this time.
Redefining “Success” for Poverty Alleviation
What’s the best way to help people who are poor? We can talk about techniques, but the truth is we need more than that. To really help people, we have to take a look at the stories that we tell ourselves about what success really looks like—both for you and the people you are trying to help.
What Should I Do When People Ask for Money?
When someone comes up to you on the street and asks for money, what’s the right way to respond? Check out this short video!
Startups, Social Impact, and the Church
The local church can become a catalyst for starting local businesses and creating social impact within their communities. Hear how from a panel of entrepreneurs.
Understanding the Effects of Trauma
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
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!
The Transforming Power of Work
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!
More in Common
In American culture, there’s often a divide between rural and urban dwellers. Yet when two leaders from these communities view their lives through a holistic Gospel lens, they find surprising common ground. Listen as they discuss fatherhood, marriage, discipleship, death, and hope in Christ.
Interview: Vicki Conn of Love INC
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.
Interview: Brian Fikkert on Becoming Whole
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.