Most financial training for pastors and church leaders requires time and money to travel to events. Commonly offered Christian financial courses are not specifically geared to the unique challenges of pastors and their families. And, many pastors and spouses are uncomfortable attending financial classes in their church and community. Our online training will overcome all of these hurdles to help pastors, spouses and church leaders to improve their financial health.
Here we offer free six-session plans for a pastor and spouse — or a pastor and church leaders — to meet once a month and work together on shared goals. The online training utilizes our assessment surveys and robust resources, and can be started at anytime and anywhere.
Learn about the courses by previewing the training sessions below, and sign up for the courses at the top or bottom of this page. The courses will open on September 10.
Personal Finances Training for Couples and Individuals
The online training for personal finances is designed for a pastor and their spouse — or if single, you can do this with a trusted friend, or on your own — to be done once a month in the privacy of your home. Based on Best Practices for personal finances, the free course is for pastors of all income levels. While it is developed as a six-month course, pastors may choose to go through the six online sessions at their own pace. 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.
Session 1: Course Overview, Testimonial, Devotional, Assessment Survey, Best Practices
In this month, you will get an overview of the course (3 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.
Session 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.
Session 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.
Session 4: Best Practices, Tracking Your Expenditures, Establishing Financial Goals
Session 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.
Session 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
The online training for Church Generosity is designed for pastors and church leaders and can be incorporated into regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Based on Best Practices for church generosity, the free course is for pastors and churches of all sizes. While it is developed as a six-month course, pastors and church leaders may choose to go through the six online sessions at their own pace. 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.
Session 1: Introduction, 10 Ways People Are Influenced to Live Generously, Devotional
In this month, you will get an overview of the course (6 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.