Equipping the Church to
Empower the Poor

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“This thing that Chalmers established - it’s helping people and changing their minds. They now have a sense of self-respect.”

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“I feel safe. Once, I thought that only rich people could save money. I am proud of myself; I used to be embarrassed and ashamed.”
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How can we walk with people who are poor in ways that lead to lasting change?
When Helping Hurts

Redefining Poverty

We tend to think of poverty as a lack of things, such as food, clothing, and housing. But it’s actually rooted in something much deeper. Learn More

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When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience

When Helping Hurts has equipped over 300,000 people with a healthier approach to poverty alleviation. Now, use the video-based Small Group Experience to explore those same principles with your church or ministry community. Learn More

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Equipping the Church to Empower the Poor

The Chalmers Center at Covenant College equips churches around the world with gospel-driven poverty alleviation approaches that empower the poor, leading to lasting transformation in low-income communities.

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The Chalmers Center is an Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) accredited institution. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible StewardshipTM, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

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