Faith & Finances Facilitator Certification Course
Limited to 32 Participants
Faith & Finances training equips your churches to help the materially poor in a way that leads to long-term change. By starting Faith & Finances, your affiliate can walk alongside low-income people as they overcome financial obstacles and steward the gifts God has given them.
Created by the Chalmers Center, Faith & Finances facilitator training will equip you with the confidence and skills to:
Create a financial education ministry plan tailored to your community
Mobilize people in your church to build authentic, supportive relationships with people who are poor
Walk alongside low-income people as they make practical changes in their finances
Apply the principles of When Helping Hurts in your context
Through March 5th - $300
March 6th forward - $350
Registration fee is non-refundable and nontransferable once the online course begins on March 20, 2017.
Note: This full certification training is for facilitators who will be leading the course themselves, not simply representatives from a particular ministry.
For certification as a Faith & Finances facilitator, you must:
Register and agree to the requirements in the Training Agreement
Complete 4-week online orientation that begins March 20 - April 18, 2017
Attend the live training at a TBD Church in Yakima, WA on April 28 - 29, 2017 where you will network with other facilitators 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
Auditing the online portion of the Faith & Finances facilitator training means:
- Access to all the materials posted during one 4-week online course of your choice
- Ability to read the dialogue among the facilitators in training, but not post responses or participate in the discussion
- Awareness of issues raised and discussed in the training, which may be useful for playing a supportive ministry role
NOTE: The audit option is a NON-CERTIFICATION track. Auditors will not be certified as facilitators of Faith & Finances or be eligible to attend the Live Event Training. Auditors will not be given access to purchase Faith & Finances curriculum materials.
Online Course Requirements
Minimum software requirements: To participate in the online portion of Faith & Finances training, you will need:
An unshared email address for your unique course login
Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading assignments
Adobe Flash Player for watching videos
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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.