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Grace Chapel

Refocusing Ministry Through Innovation

When we’re walking with people in poverty, we sometimes want a recipe to follow. But real-life complexities often demand a more innovative approach. Hear how one local church has started shifting from meeting material needs to building relationships with people.

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Church and City Partnerships Restore Dignity through Work

Church and City Partnerships Restore Dignity through Work

If work is foundational to human dignity and ought to be part of our poverty alleviation efforts, what does it look like in “real life” for churches to practice a commitment to work as part of their ministry life?

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Leya and members of her savings group

Nobody Gave Her a Dollar: Leya’s Story

Editor’s note: As we’ve been sharing about the importance of walking well with churches in the majority world, we’ve made mention several times of Chalmers’ partners in this work. This story is from our partners at HOPE International, who have faithfully expanded church-based savings groups in multiple countries over the past several years.  Just before…

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The Stories We Tell

At Chalmers, we want to be story-driven whenever possible. What makes a good story? One that reflects God’s story, and demonstrates how Jesus brings lasting change in the life of a person, family, or community.

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Partnerships Re-Purpose Space and Re-Ignite Hope

Partnerships Re-Purpose Space and Re-Ignite Hope

How a long process of transformation brought churches, nonprofits, and even government services together to show the love of Christ in a community.

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Disconnected Times Don’t Have to Stop Relational Ministry

How do you do face-to-face ministry when gathering people together could be a threat to their health? During this season, churches and ministries are getting creative with solutions that allow them to continue serving well.

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Miranda and Steven

Finding Home: Hope and Partnership through Financial Education

When Steve and Miranda came to Love INC, they wanted help preparing to buy their first home. They found sound financial advice—but they also found hope and a community where they belonged.

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Cortny and her son

Cortny’s Story: Surprised by Restoration

How a single mom overcame obstacles, experienced healing, and became a mentor for others in the process.

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Pam from First Pres

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

When Pam approached First Presbyterian Church, she needed help with her rent. But what she found was a supportive family willing to walk with her during a difficult time.

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Kingdom Partners

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.

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Banking on the Church

Why bother with churches? Because the Bible teaches us that the church is guaranteed to pay huge dividends forever!

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Small Town America

The Kingdom at Work in Small-Town America

How a medical ministry in rural Georgia has expanded—and focused—their efforts to help their neighbors.

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Jasmine Brown Work Life participant

Moving from Fear to Confidence

With support from her local church, Jasmine discovered the skills and confidence she needed to get a job—and thrive at work.

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Building Community Inside Prison Walls podcast with Brenda McGowan

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!

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Trinity Community Commons

Rethinking Sacred Space

How one local church is opening its space to neighbors in new ways—and seeing God transform lives in the process.

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Investing Long-Term through the Local Church

How one church is working to build closer relationships with their low-income neighbors in Jackson, MS—and how your church can do the same.

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Work Life grad

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!

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More in Common podcast

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.

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