Posts in “Stories”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cortny’s Story: Surprised by Restoration
How a single mom overcame obstacles, experienced healing, and became a mentor for others in the process.
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.
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.
Banking on the Church
Why bother with churches? Because the Bible teaches us that the church is guaranteed to pay huge dividends forever!
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.
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.
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!
Rethinking Sacred Space
How one local church is opening its space to neighbors in new ways—and seeing God transform lives in the process.
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.
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.
A Mother’s Journey Out of Extreme Poverty
Djaka Djigbodji is one of the millions of mothers who are raising families in extreme poverty. But through the local church, people like her are finding hope.
Finding Hope After the Hurricane
Pastor Ronnie Garcia wanted to see the gospel flourish in Puerto Rico. But he never imagined that he’d be on the front lines of disaster relief after one of the most catastrophic hurricanes ever to hit U.S. soil.
Finding New Community Through Faith & Finances
When one Ohio couple called Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC), they asked for help with housing. But what they found was a supportive community. When Elmer and Dawn contacted Love INC of Greater Holmes County, Elmer was recovering from drug addiction, and the couple was working to regain custody of their three children….
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