Get equipped to lead a poverty alleviation ministry that fosters real change.

 Chalmers Training empowers church and nonprofit leaders with proven methods and practical next steps to better serve your community.

Financial Education

Faith & Finances


Help low-income families learn financial stewardship.

Our Faith & Finances facilitator training equips you to start a financial education class for low-income adults.

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for individuals and teams

ministry design

Innovate: Global

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Create a new or improved ministry that empowers the materially poor.

Tailored to your context, Innovate equips teams to develop new or improved poverty alleviation ministries.

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for teams

Job Readiness

Work Life


Help people on the margins find and keep meaningful work.

Work Life Site Certification equips your church or nonprofit to start a jobs ministry for low-income adults.

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for teams



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

The people we work with are often coming out of generational poverty, deep trauma, or addiction. They've often put their dreams on the back-burner.

But with Work Life as part of our program, we’re able to help them get back on their feet.

—Alan Murdock, Project Connect Nashville

Work Life is better than any other jobs curriculum I’ve seen.

It helps our participants actually deal with areas of their lives that have held them back. They come to us hoping to get a job, but they get so much more: relationships, connection to a community, and confidence.

—Hayden Blythe, Hope for Suffolk 

The [Innovate] design process led by Chalmers gives me hope because it helps church leaders move from talking about issues to implementing solutions.

—Blake Schwarz, Park Cities Presbyterian Church

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

Training Schedule All trainings are hosted online and in EST.

7 weeks

Faith & Finances

Wed., Thurs., or Fri
Noon or Evening

Taught by:
Lead Trainers

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Jan 10 - Feb 25

Choose one:
Wednesdays at 7pm 
Thursdays at Noon 
Thursdays at 7pm

Early Bird Registration: 12/17
Registration Closes: 1/09

Feb 7 - Mar 25

Choose one:
Wednesdays at Noon
Fridays at Noon

Early Bird Registration: 1/24
Registration Closes: 2/06

Mar 14 - April 29

Choose one:
Wednesdays at 6pm
Thursdays at Noon
Fridays at Noon

Early Bird Registration: 2/28
Registration Closes: 3/13

5 weeks

Work Life

Noon-2pm EST

Taught by:
Shay Bethea & Lead Trainers

*Get started by completing Intro to Work Life now.

Jan 17 - Feb 25


Registration Closes: 1/16

Feb 14 - Mar 25


Registration Closes: 2/13

10 weeks

Innovate: Global

Noon-2pm EST

Taught by:
Tabitha Kapic & Brian Fikkert

Mar 3 - May 5


Early Bird Registration: 2/14
Registration Closes: 3/02

Join hundreds of others walking alongside the poor

Greg Mixon

“Work Life helps us go beyond mere skills training and address the whole person. It points people to Jesus, and it helps them look inward at their past so they can prepare for their future.”

Greg Mixon
Clerestory, Inc

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

Michael Rhodes

“This process has really helped me believe that we can equip people to live out the kingdom... I'm more confident that we can help people use their influence to make substantial changes."

Dr. Michael Rhodes
Carey Baptist College, New Zealand

Real poverty alleviation isabout how you get things done, not just about what gets done.

Brian Fikkert & Kelly M. Kapic, Becoming Whole