Faith & Finances Certification Course
**Limited to 16 Participants**
Equip your church to encourage lasting financial and spiritual change in the lives of people who are poor.
Becoming a Faith & Finances facilitator prepares you to:
- Apply the poverty alleviation principles described in When Helping Hurts to your context
- Create a financial education ministry plan tailored to your community
- Walk with low-income people as they overcome financial obstacles
- Mobilize your church to build authentic, supportive relationships with people who are poor
- Through September 18th - $450
- September 19th forward - $500
NOTE: This training is for facilitators who will be leading the course themselves, not simply representatives from a particular ministry.
For certification as a Faith & Finances trainer, you must:
- Register and agree to the requirements in the Training Agreement;
- Complete 4-week online** orientation that begins October 3 - November 2, 2016
- Attend the live training at Faith Community Church in West Covina, California November 11 - 12, 2016 where you will network with other trainers and:
- Discuss best practices in adult education and the financial literacy climate for low-income people
- Practice using the Faith & Finances Facilitator Guide
- Report back annually to Chalmers to maintain a two-year certification
- Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome to access the course website; Internet Explorer is not recommended
- Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading assignments
- Adobe Flash Player for watching videos
- MS Word or Open Office for writing assignments
- Unshared email address for your unique course login
Park Inn by Radisson, a 3-star hotel, is about 10 minutes from the event venue. They have offered $89 per night and include breakfast. Most of their rooms are suites. To receive this discount, call Fabiola Holguin at 909-973-8145 by October 28 to make reservations.
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The Chalmers Center
The Chalmers Center equips churches with resources and tools 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.