Grant-Funded Online Courses and Financial Assistance Grants

Our denomination has been chosen to receive grant-funded Financial Health online courses to better serve our pastors, leaders and congregations in the area of personal finances and church generosity. We have also been given grant funds to provide a limited number of  honorarium eGift cards to pastors who complete these courses and financial assistance grants to a number of pastors in need.

Online Courses

  • We invite all pastors (and spouses, if married) to sign-up and take the Personal Finances course. We are offering $100 honorarium Visa eGift cards to the first 50 senior or UB-licensed staff pastors who complete this online training.
  • We encourage senior or executive pastors and a group of 3 or more lay leaders to take the Church Generosity course that starts in January. We are offering $200 eGift cards to the first 50 senior or executive pastors who complete the committee-based Church Generosity course with 2 or more lay leaders.
  • You can scroll down this page to preview the monthly video lessons or download the course overview PDFs. You can sign up for these online courses in the upper right corner or bottom of this page.

Financial Assistance Grant

  • Financial Assistance $2000 grant details are coming soon.
  • Online applications (coming soon) will need to be turned in before July 31.

Links to Other Financial Resources and Services from our Denomination (Coming Soon)

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

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 worksheetplanning 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.

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