Grant-Funded Online Courses and Financial Assistance Grants
Our denomination has been chosen to receive grant-funded Financial Health for All online courses to better serve our pastors, leaders and congregations. We have also been given Financial Help for Some matching grant funds to provide a limited number of financial assistance grants to a number of pastors in need.
Online Courses Handout & Financial Assistant Grant Application
- Personal Finances and Church Generosity online courses – We will be offering a limited number of $100 and $300 Visa eGift cards for those who complete the courses. Register before August 31. You can also scroll down this page to preview monthly videos and materials.
- $2000 financial assistance grant details can be found here.
- Online applications will need to be turned in before July 31.
Links to Other Financial Resources and Services from our Denomination
Personal Finances Training for Couples and Individuals
Preview monthly videos and key content that is included in the Personal Finances training by downloading the Personal Finances Course Overview PDF or clicking on the months below.
Month 1: Course Overview, Testimonial, Devotional, Assessment Survey, Best Practices
In this month, you will get an overview of the course (8 minutes), watch a testimonial video (9 minutes) on how the course impacted one couple and choose a generosity devotional to go through. You will also take an assessment survey and be able to download the Best Practices worksheet to help you identify areas of financial health where you’re already doing well and where there is room for improvement.
Month 2: 10 Ways God Provides and 6-Month Planning Calendar
During the Month 2 training you will watch the 10 Ways God Provides video. After watching the Month 2 video (3 minutes), you can use the 6-month calendar to decide on what Best Practices will help you improve your financial health. And, you will watch a short Ron Blue video on creating a workable budget.
Month 3: Financial Freedom and Counting Your Blessings
The Month 3 training video (6 minutes) covers teaching on Financial Freedom and Counting Your Blessings. You will be asked to begin “counting your blessings” and record God’s provisions in a notebook. And, you will continue to use your Best Practices worksheet and planning calendar to help you focus on your financial health goals for this course.
Month 4: Best Practices, Tracking Your Expenditures, Establishing Financial Goals
In this month, you will begin by watching the Month 4 video (3 minutes). Then, you will choose a financial book or curriculum from a list of suggested resources. You will continue “counting your blessings,” record God’s provisions and review Best Practices that are important to you.
Month 5: Financial Curriculum
After watching this month’s teaching video (4 minutes) you will discuss the financial curriculum or book you chose last month. You will be encouraged to continue monitoring your expenditures and work on your established financial goals.
Month 6: Legacy Giving and Christian Legacy Organizer
This last month of training will cover the Bless Your Church initiative. You will begin by watching the Month 6 video (11 minutes) followed by a discussion on the Bless Your Church brochure and legacy giving. And, you will be given free access to the Christian Legacy Organizer. You will continue to use the Best Practices resources to help you meet your financial goals.
Church Generosity Training for Pastors & Church Leaders
Preview monthly videos and key content that is included in the Church Generosity training by downloading the Church Generosity Course Overview PDF or clicking on the months below.
Month 1: Introduction, 10 Ways People Are Influenced to Live Generously, Devotional
In this month, you will get an overview of the course (9 minutes) and will learn the 10 Ways People are Influenced to Live Generously. You will also choose a generosity devotional for your leaders to go through. After the meeting you can use the Best Practices worksheet, planning calendar and complete the self-assessment survey.
Month 2: 7 Keys to Joyful Giving and Giving Stats and Cartoons
The Month 2 video (8 minutes) covers teaching on the 7 Keys to Joyful Giving handout. Your team will be encouraged to share highlights from the video and your generosity devotional readings.
Month 3: 5 Ways to Grow Giving Video, 37 Best Practices Overview
The Month 3 training video (14 minutes) covers the 5-page document on 5 Keys to Growing Givers and Giving, Church Generosity 37 Best Practices and the 12-month planning calendar.
Month 4: Generosity Devotional, Bless Your Pastor Brochure, Appreciation Offering
In this month’s video (11 minutes) you will learn how to use a church-wide generosity devotional, the Bless Your Pastor brochure, special offering and lay leaders’ template letter for the congregation.
Month 5: Best Practices Worksheet and Planning Calendar
The Month 5 video (3 minutes) will help you finalize plans to use the generosity devotional and the Bless Your Pastor brochure and offering. You will use the planning calendar to schedule other Best Practices over the next 12 months.
Month 6: Bless Your Church legacy brochure and Christian Legacy Organizer
This month’s video (12 minutes) will cover the Bless Your Church brochure and the Legacy Organizer. You will be encouraged to finalize Best Practices to do over the next 12 months with the planning calendar.