Tackle poverty at the roots

Start a financial education class for low-income adults with Faith & Finances.

Train your volunteers

Gain skills and confidence with our online training

Economy

Help people in poverty steward their money well

Help effectively

Address poverty in a biblical, effective way

Financial obstacles keep people trapped in poverty.

  • Predatory lending
  • Poor credit
  • Low financial literacy
  • Broken relationships

Without the right tools and a supportive community, it’s nearly impossible to escape the cycle!

With Faith & Finances, you can help!

We'll train you how to launch a financial education class for low-income adults at your church or nonprofit.

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Meet your coaches

Our training is led by our nationwide network of experienced Lead Trainers.

They're people just like you who have successfully started financial education ministries at their own churches or nonprofits.

They know what works, and what doesn't—and they'll guide you every step of the way.

Vicki Conn
Chris Oliver
Andrew Feil
Antonia Alzate
Nora Zaring
Carlos Huerta
Dan Lowry
Larry Hodges
Eugene Norris
Lori Haskell
Sean Landolt
Nate Paulk

Faith & Finances is a trusted resource for 700+ churches and nonprofits:

Love INC
Prison Fellowship
Advance Memphis
STCH Minstries
Watermark Community Church
Grace DC
Project Connect Nashville

How Faith & Finances training works

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Get Trained

Complete 6 units of online training and gain the skills you'll need.

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Launch Your Ministry

Mobilize a team to launch Faith & Finances at your church or nonprofit.

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Stay Connected

Get ongoing support from a network of fellow Faith & Finances leaders.

Tired of financial advice that doesn't work for people in poverty?

Traditional financial education tools aren't designed for people living at the poverty line.

Let’s face it: when someone is struggling to make ends meet, advice on retirement accounts and mortgages just isn’t relevant.

There's a better way to help people steward their money well, even if you're not a financial expert.

Through Faith & Finances training, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to launch and lead a financial education class for low-income adults at your church or nonprofit.

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What people are saying about Faith & Finances

Matt Seadore

“Faith & Finances can help people make really large changes in their lives. If you want to do the best thing for people who are materially poor, do Faith & Finances.”

Matt Seadore
Kennewick, WA

Lori Haskell

“What I love about Faith & Finances is that it’s geared for low-income learners. It helps create relationships and a safe place for [people] to learn.”

Lori Haskell
Knoxville, TN

Maurice Lattimore

“I had no bank account and no sense of security financially. Now I have financial security, and I’m more socially connected through personal relationships.”

Maurice Lattimore
Atlanta, GA

Pam

“I’m paying my bills on time, I’m saving money, and I have a banking account that I keep up with. I quit spending money on things that I didn’t need to have.”

Pamela Adams
Chattanooga, TN

Get trained

Join other ministry leaders from around the country for a 7-week online course with coaching from an expert Lead Trainer.

October Facilitator Training

Oct. 4 - Nov. 19, 2021

$279
per person

Registration Closes OCT. 4

Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls on Thursdays at 12:00pm EST

November Facilitator Training

Nov. 1 - Dec. 19, 2021

$279 $249
per person

Early Bird Discount Ends Oct. 18

Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls either Mondays at 7:00pm EST or Wednesdays at 7:00pm EST

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 during Faith & Finances training:

  • A biblical foundation for helping people who are poor
  • How to use our Faith & Finances curriculum effectively
  • Best practices for teaching financial basics to low-income adults
  • How to lead engaging classroom discussion
  • Ways to help class participants track income and expenses
  • How to plan and launch your Faith & Finances ministry
  • Tips on recruiting and training volunteers to help you
  • Plus much more!

Get a sample of Faith & Finances curriculum

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Frequently asked questions

Who is Faith & Finances training for?

If you...

  • Are located in the United States
  • Are doing ministry work with people who are poor at your church or nonprofit
  • Have buy-in from the leadership at your organization
  • Have a team of people ready to help you get started

…then congratulations! Faith & Finances will be a great addition to your ministry. 

If that doesn’t sound like you, check out other resources from the Chalmers Center that can help you get ready for Faith & Finances.

When does training start?

Our training happens online, so you can access it from anywhere at any time. You’ll watch videos and complete assignments using our online training platform. 

In addition to learning on our online training platform, you’ll join weekly video calls with your coach and other church and ministry leaders from across the country. Once you sign up, we'll do our best to assign you to coaching calls that work best for your time zone and schedule.

What's different about Faith & Finances?

There are lots of financial education tools out there—but most aren’t designed for people living at the poverty line. Let’s face it: when someone is struggling to make ends meet, advice on retirement accounts and mortgages just isn’t relevant.

Faith & Finances

Most Financial Education Tools

Addresses financial challenges of life near the poverty line

For example: getting banked, avoiding predatory lenders, saving for emergencies

Address financial challenges of middle/upper income

For example: credit card debt, mortgages, investing, saving for retirement

Takes an interactive, relational approach to learning

Rely on “head knowledge” from financial experts

Appeals to many learning styles and education levels

Appeal to people used to traditional classroom learning

Deep biblical integration

Optional biblical content

Requires only basic financial knowledge to lead

Require some financial background to lead

End goal is Christ-centered flourishing

End goal is individual financial independence

Will Faith & Finances work for my church or nonprofit?

We’ve trained more than 700 churches and nonprofits all over the country to start Faith & Finances ministries in their communities. We’re confident that after completing our training, you’ll be prepared to join the ranks of these passionate folks!

If you encounter challenges getting started, our network of Lead Trainers will be there to lend support and offer expert coaching to help you succeed.

What topics are covered in Faith & Finances?

Check out a sample of our curriculum! Our curriculum addresses a wide range of financial basics, including:

  • How money affects our relationships
  • How values and attitudes shape money habits
  • How to overcome financial obstacles
  • How to set savings goals
  • How to create a basic budget
  • How to save money by living simply
  • How to include joyful giving in your budget
  • How to avoid debt and know your credit score
  • When to borrow money in healthy ways
  • How to open and use a bank account
  • How to prepare for emergencies
  • How to stick to new money habits
I have another question. How can I get in touch?

Drop us a line on our Contact Us page. We’d be glad to help!

Have more questions? Get in touch.