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Helping Without Hurting

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

We understand that most Christ followers have a great desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus and embody James 1:27.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction...

We are called to take care of the poor and help those in need. However, we also recognize that our attempts at helping can sometimes lead to further issues or cycles of poverty. That's why we embrace the Chalmers Center's approach to helping the hurting.

We believe poverty is about relationships.

Poverty isn’t just a lack of stuff. It’s the result of broken relationships that affect all of us—poor and non-poor alike. Real change only happens as Jesus heals these broken relationships.

We believe the body of Christ is the most powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.

We love providing resources to help the Church understand poverty differently and equip the body of Christ to love the poor in effective, biblical ways.

We believe in practicing what we preach.

The principles and practices in our resources are proven best practices. We've seen countless lives changes through programs and services that truly give people the tools they need to succeed. Our vision is to not just provide beneficial education and support to address a current need, but to give men and women a step up for the rest of their lives. This is how we see real, long-lasting, generational transformation.

We believe in getting to the root of the issue.

By addressing the heart issues or cycles of unhealthy decisions and shame, we get to the root causes of poverty in the lives of our clients. We equip others to do the same.

Through this approach, we are able to see people living the abundant life Christ calls us to. Will you join us?

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