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The Local Church in a Pandemic World

When we’re faced with a pandemic or a global economic crisis, we look for solutions that are as big as the problem. As part of the global body of Christ, your local church is part of the biggest solution to the world’s biggest problems!

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A (Re)orientation to Chalmers Resources

Whether you’re new to Chalmers or have been with us for many years, this online guide will help you get connected to the right tools for your ministry.

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Benevolence in an Economic Crisis Webinar

Benevolence in an Economic Crisis

In a global pandemic and economic crisis, helping your neighbors in need can seem like an impossible task! But your church can do something to help. Watch this webinar to learn more!

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What’s the Best Way to Provide Help in a Crisis?

The best approach to helping someone depends on the situation. In a time of crisis, we should definitely err on the side of generosity. What does this generosity look like during a global pandemic?

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We’re All Poor

People in a middle-class community often see the materially poor as people we need to “fix.” But what if everyone is affected by the same underlying brokenness that contributes to material poverty?

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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.

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Riding Out the Storm Together

Riding Out the Storm Together

The church is uniquely positioned to survive and even thrive under these conditions. But doing so will require love, compassion, and obedience.

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Signs You May Be Enabling Someone

How do you know when your help is enabling someone? Learn how to recognize the signs—and what you can do about it.

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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!

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Your Church is a Family

Your local church can do something for the materially poor that no other organization can do: be a family. What does a loving family look like?

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Helping Orphans and Vulnerable Children without Hurting

One of the primary ways many American Christians encounter extreme poverty is in caring for orphans and vulnerable children. How do we help children without hurting them?

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Helping that Helps: Principles for Ministry

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.

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