Help ministries in your network transform their approach to poverty as a Chalmers Ambassador.

Get certified to represent foundational principles, practices, and tools better address the root causes of material poverty.

PRODUCT Innovation

Equip churches and ministries to think differently about poverty

Get Trained

Gain skills and confidence through our online training

BELIEFS Learning Practice

Practice tools to address poverty in biblical, effective ways

Churches and ministries often struggle to serve effectively alongside people in poverty.

  • Harmful, ineffective, or under-supported ministries
  • Lack of understanding of how theology and practice connect
  • Discouragement at the complexity and long-term effects of poverty
  • Not knowing how to share God’s vision for flourishing

Without help, it’s hard to move forward.

As a Chalmers Ambassador, you can help.

We’ll certify you to talk about Chalmers' foundational principles and practices and train you to use tools to infuse a biblical framework for poverty alleviation into your ministry network.

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Meet your coaches

Our training is facilitated by the Chalmers team and includes written, audio, video, and live discussion content collected from the best of our experience in over two decades of poverty alleviation work.

Get ongoing support from the Chalmers team and like-minded ministry leaders.

Brian Fikkert
Suzanne Burns
Steve Corbett
Jerilyn Sanders
Michael Rhodes
Justin Lonas

How Ambassador training works

Learn Online

Get Trained

Complete 11 units of online training with 8 live, 2-hour coaching sessions

Practical Training For Your Team

Gain Confidence

Get equipped to represent Chalmers story of change and resources

PRODUCT Innovation

Get Ideas

Embody Chalmers’ framework in your ministry and infuse ideas into your ministry network

ANCHORS Scaling Existing Interventions

Stay Connected

Get insider access to Chalmers and a network of like-minded leaders.

Tired of feeling alone and unsupported in your ministry?

Frustrated by roadblocks to transformation in your church, organization, or community? Have you wished there was a better way to share a biblical approach to poverty in your network?

You’re not meant to carry this burden alone—none of us are.

You need a supportive community dedicated to helping others grow into solid principles and best practices of community development.

Through Chalmers Ambassador training, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to represent a better way of addressing poverty in your ministry and build capacity for holistic ministry across your network.

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Schedule—Spring 2024 Cohorts

Join Us on Zoom January 30-March 26, 2024

Tuesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

—OR (choose only one)—

Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

This training includes 11 online lessons on a user-friendly online learning management system (Pathwright) with videos, readings, activities, and discussion questions and 8 live, 120-minute, videoconferencing sessions (via Zoom) to cement our learning and facilitate relational growth.

You’ll need to set aside a total of 35-40 hours to complete this course. Each week, you’ll spend 2 hours with the group (online via Zoom) and 2-3 hours outside of class working through assignments.

  • January 30 Introduction and Lesson 1
  • February 6: Lessons 2-3
  • February 13: Lesson 4
  • February 20: Lessons 5-6
  • February 27: Lessons 7-8
  • March 5: Break (no Zoom)
  • March 12 Lesson 9
  • March 19: Lessons 10-11
  • March 26: Send off & Next Steps
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(Only available in the U.S. and Canada)

Spring Ambassador Training

January 30 - March 26, 2024

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Stay Tuned for Fall 2024 Dates

Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls

Apply for Fall 2024

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Our guarantee

If you’re not completely satisfied with this training within 30 days of your purchase, we will give you a full refund.

What you’ll learn from Ambassador Certification:

  • A shared vision of the goal of God’s story of change.
  • A refreshed and refined knowledge of Chalmers’ language, structure, illustrations, etc., for describing a biblical framework for poverty alleviation.
  • Skills in facilitating participatory learning through modeling, observation, and practice facilitation.
  • Confidence to describe a biblical framework for poverty alleviation to various audiences and humility to know when to say “I don’t know” in response to specific questions.
  • Partnership with a team of co-learners who will continue to encourage and equip you after the formal training ends through ongoing community and follow-up gatherings.
  • Insider access to a private community of Ambassadors and Chalmers' staff with additional resources and conversations for effective, holistic poverty alleviation and community development.
  • Certification and tools to effectively represent the Chalmers Center within your network and lead others through learning journeys to improve their ministries.

Frequently asked questions

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