Posts in “U.S. Ministry”

Church and City Partnerships Restore Dignity through Work

Church and City Partnerships Restore Dignity through Work

By Austin Humbles July 15, 2021

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?

How Churches Can Start a Jobs Ministry

Webinar Replay: How Churches Can Start a Jobs Ministry

By Austin Humbles March 31, 2021

Right now, millions of people on the margins are out of work and hurting. Your church can help—and we can show you how!

Building Community on Tiny Screens

Building Community on Tiny Screens?

By Austin Humbles January 15, 2021

“Are you going to adapt the 12-week Faith & Finances class into a virtual format that we can offer our participants?” In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chalmers staff have been asked this question a number of times over the past few months. Man, we get it. We’ve all had to scramble to pivot…

Partnerships Re-Purpose Space and Re-Ignite Hope

Partnerships Re-Purpose Space and Re-Ignite Hope

By Austin Humbles October 5, 2020

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

Relational Ministry in a Virtual World

Relational Ministry in a Virtual World Webinar

By Austin Humbles September 29, 2020

Recently, we hosted Relational Ministry in a Virtual World, a free webinar to help churches make the most of virtual tools to keep ministry going during the pandemic.

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Disconnected Times Don’t Have to Stop Relational Ministry

By Austin Humbles September 15, 2020

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.

Helping Vulnerable People in Financial Emergencies

Helping Vulnerable People in Financial Emergencies Webinar

By Austin Humbles August 28, 2020

Recently, we hosted Helping Vulnerable People in Financial Emergencies, a free webinar to help churches discover how the best ways to assist people who are struggling financially.

Illustration of a hand holding a bag of money

Social Mobility or Restored Community: What Is Money for?

By Austin Humbles August 14, 2020

Financial education is a key part of helping people in poverty experience greater flourishing. But when we try to educate others about finances, it often reveals what we really believe about money. What stories do we believe about money—and what stories are we telling other people?

Pam from First Pres

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

By Austin Humbles July 21, 2020

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.

Kingdom Partners

Churches Supporting Churches

By Austin Humbles May 12, 2020

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.

Benevolence in an Economic Crisis Webinar

Benevolence in an Economic Crisis

By Austin Humbles April 23, 2020

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!

Innovating in a Crisis Webinar

Innovation in a Crisis Webinar

By Austin Humbles April 21, 2020

Recently, we hosted Innovation in a Crisis, a free webinar to help churches discover how to love their neighbors in creative ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch a replay here!

Small Town America

The Kingdom at Work in Small-Town America

By Austin Humbles December 9, 2019

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

Startups, Social Impact, and the Church

Startups, Social Impact, and the Church

By Austin Humbles December 6, 2019

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.

Jasmine Brown Work Life participant

Moving from Fear to Confidence

By Austin Humbles November 12, 2019

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

Trauma-Informed Care with Suzanne Burns

Understanding the Effects of Trauma

By Austin Humbles November 6, 2019

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 podcast with Brenda McGowan

Building Community Inside Prison Walls

By Austin Humbles October 10, 2019

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!

Trinity Community Commons

Rethinking Sacred Space

By Austin Humbles September 6, 2019

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