Grant-Funded Online Courses and Financial Assistance Grants
Our fellowship has been chosen to receive grant-funded online courses to better serve our pastors, leaders and congregations. We have also been given matching grant funds to provide a limited number of financial assistance grants to a number of pastors in need.
Any senior pastor can register for Personal Finances and Church Generosity online courses before August 31. To watch the course overview video for the Personal Finances course, click here. To watch the course overview video for the Church Generosity course, click here. We are offering $200 eGift card honorariums to the first 25 credentialed pastors who complete either course. The maximum eGift card honorarium of $400 will be given when both courses are completed. You can sign up for these online courses in the upper right corner or bottom of this page via the sign up/login button. After you create an account, we will notify you when courses are ready in September. You will then have access to both courses. You can also scroll down this page to preview monthly videos and materials.
Financial Assistant Grant
Senior pastors who meet specific need-based requirements can apply for the Financial Help grant. Details about the program and the requirements can be found here.
Online applications will need to be turned in on or before August 31.
Links to Other Financial Resources and Services from our Fellowship
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
The Month 2 training video (3 minutes) introduces the handout and teaching video (39 minutes) on 10 Ways God Provides When the Paycheck Isn’t Big Enough. After watching the videos, 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
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.