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Our Work

From inner-city communities in the U.S. to rural villages in Togo, the Chalmers Center is equipping churches to walk alongside people who are poor, breaking the spiritual, social, and material bonds of poverty. Learn more about our work redefining poverty through When Helping Hurts, our financial education programs in the U.S. and Canada, and our savings group ministries in the Majority World.

All of our church-equipping work is built on four components:

  • We Listen: We aim to keep our finger on the pulse of the local church and the leading research on poverty.
  • We Create: We design practical resources the local church can use to address the brokenness that leads to poverty.
  • We Call: We encourage the local church to be a place where people of all income levels encounter Jesus’ transformative power together, seeing the image of God in one another more clearly.
  • We Mobilize: Using our resources and tools, churches gain both the confidence and skills to walk alongside people who are poor, breaking the spiritual, social, and material bonds of poverty.

As a result, churches model Jesus’ heart for the poor in practical ways, showing His care and power over every part of life.

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