The Helping Without Hurting Online Library

An online training library that equips your church or ministry to help neighbors in need.

Helping Without Hurting Online Library

Gain tools, skills, and courage to truly help people

Train your volunteers

Train your staff and volunteers virtually


Learn from poverty experts and ministry leaders like you

Get the training you need to help people experience lasting change.

Helping people is difficult work! Sometimes it feels like nothing is working. But the truth is that your church or ministry can make a difference.

Over the last 20 years, we've equipped thousands of churches to help people who are poor.

Now you can access that knowledge anywhere with the Helping Without Hurting Online Library!

How it works


Get the library

Get access to our online training library

Learn Online

Learn online

On your own or with your ministry team



What you've learned at your church or ministry

Meet your guides

You'll learn from the best in our online courses! You'll hear from:

  • Poverty experts
  • Pastors from churches big and small
  • Church and ministry leaders just like you!

We've learned what works, and what doesn't-and we want to share that knowledge so you can help people in biblical, effective ways.

Brian Fikkert
Steve Corbett
Jerilyn Sanders
Randy Nabors
Maurice Lattimore
Marlo Fox
Kelly M. Kapic
Suzanne Burns
Michael Rhodes
John Mark Bowers
Matt Seadore
Robbie Holt

Our online training is trusted by 700+ churches and ministries:

STCH Minstries
Crossroads Prison Ministry
Prison Fellowship
Food for the Hungry Canada
Unite Greater Dallas
Watermark Community Church
Grace DC

What you'll get

The Helping Without Hurting Online Library

$109 per year
  • Access to our library of online courses
  • 9+ hours of online video training
  • Workbooks and downloadable resources
  • Quizzes and assessment tools

Includes 5 online courses

Helping Without Hurting: The Basics

Discover a biblical framework for helping people in poverty.

Helping Without Hurting in Benevolence Ministry

Learn how to respond to people's needs effectively.

Mobilize My Church

Energize your church and move forward together to love your neighbors.

Are You a Good Neighbor?

A practical guide to knowing and loving people who are poor in your community.

Practicing the King's Economy

Impact your community through your everyday habits at home, work, and church.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Our guarantee

If you're not completely satisfied with the Helping Without Hurting Online Library, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of your purchase.

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What people are saying

Dara Lynn Nykamp

“With so many people staying home and looking for new ways to learn, our people are loving these online courses. Our volunteers' response to the online course has been incredibly positive.”

Dara Lynn Nykamp
Director of Curriculum Development
Crossroads Prison Ministries


“This course provided me a new way of thinking about poverty and how to address helping.”

Helping Without Hurting: The Basics course user


“We can trust what Chalmers puts out to be consistent with our theology, our strategies, and our missiology.”

Are You a Good Neighbor? course user

Frequently asked questions

Can I preview the courses in the library?

Yes! You can check out free previews of each course on our online course platform.

I already purchased an online course from Chalmers. Can I upgrade to the library?

Yes! If you'd like to upgrade to the library, please contact us.

What if you create new courses in the future? Will I get access to those too?

Yes! Your subscription will give you access to new courses as they are released. Please note that the library does not include our Faith & Finances online training.

Can I purchase these courses individually?

Yes! You can explore these courses and purchase them individually on our website.

Is there a group version of the library for my church or ministry?

Yes! We offer the Helping Without Hurting Online Library for groups. Please contact us and we'll help you get set up.

Are Chalmers Trainings like Faith & Finances, Work Life, and Innovate included in my subscription?

More extensive Chalmers Trainings like these are not included in the online library. However, as a subscriber, you will be given a 20% discount on other Chalmers Trainings.

Will it work for my church?

We've worked with churches of all sizes in places all over the world. We're confident your church will benefit from the Helping Without Hurting Online Library. If you're not completely satisfied, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of your purchase.

Got more questions? Get in touch.

Your church or ministry can help people in need.

We can show you how. Get the Helping Without Hurting Online Library today!