Gain skills and confidence with our online training
Help people in poverty steward their money well
Address poverty in a biblical, effective way
Financial obstacles keep people trapped in poverty.
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.
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.
Faith & Finances is a trusted resource for 700+ churches and nonprofits:
How Faith & Finances training works
Complete 6 units of online training and gain the skills you'll need.
Launch Your Ministry
Mobilize a team to launch Faith & Finances at your church or nonprofit.
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.
What people are saying about Faith & Finances
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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
Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls on Thursdays at 12:00pm EST
November Facilitator Training
Nov. 1 - Dec. 19, 2021
Includes weekly Zoom coaching calls either Mondays at 7:00pm EST or Wednesdays at 7:00pm EST
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:
Get a sample of Faith & Finances curriculum
Frequently asked questions
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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