- Proverbs 30: 8b-9
The Financial Freedom Ministry exists to make passionate disciples of Jesus Christ who honor God with the resources entrusted to them. Our goal is to help you become a passionate disciple of Jesus, as we specifically focus on the area of financial management. Along the way, we aim to guide you towards overcoming real financial struggles through developing an unwavering dependence on God alone and through practical tools that can assist with such things as budgeting, dumping debt, saving, investing, and generous living.
The Proverb quoted above highlights the dangers of two extreme teachings on money that can interfere with our ability to follow Jesus.
At one extreme you will find people who teach that money is evil. This position teaches that living in poverty is glorified, and it is expected that you will give everything away. However, Jesus never teaches this; in fact, this Proverb teaches us that extreme poverty can lead to stealing, which is dishonoring to God.
At the other extreme is a teaching which says it is our spiritual duty to accumulate as much wealth as possible. However, Jesus never teaches this either. To the contrary, the Bible has much to say about the dangers and foolishness of pursuing extreme wealth, including the potential of having so much that we disown God and say, "Who is the Lord?"
Through our Financial Freedom Ministries we hope to give you the tools necessary to create a God honoring balance between generous giving, reasonable saving, and wise spending. To help you with this, we offer the following ministries.
MoneyLife Personal Finance Study, a new biblically-based study published by Crown Ministries, is designed to help you grow in a relationship with Christ while overcoming financial challenges to gain a life of purpose. This highly relational study is offered in a Community Group context to provide mutual support and accountability for group members. It looks at both the symptoms and the root cause of financial problems to be dealt with once and for all. Based in God's timeless financial principles, it uses insightful biblical teaching, inspiring true stories, helpful online practical tools, practical experiences, Scripture memory, and prayer to install Christ-centered values as they relate to financial stewardship.
MONEYLIFE GROUPS THIS WINTER:
Bartlett, Blackberry Creek, and DeKalb Campuses will not be offering MoneyLife this winter.
St. Charles Campus
Dates: Winter Session- Tuesdays 6:45pm- 9:00pm, January 14- March 11
Where: St. Charles Campus, Chapel
Materials: MoneyLife Personal Finance Study- $50.00
Childcare: KidsZone childcare registration closed.
Registration: Registration Closed
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa.
*To view more information about St. Charles MoneyLife at Care Night and the dinner provided each week, CLICK HERE.
*Spring Session of MoneyLife will begin on April 15th. Registration will open March 15!
If you are interested in one-on-one assistance with building a personal budget, we will provide a budget coach to meet with you. Your coach will be able to teach you how to budget and will hold you accountable to living within your budget.
For more information and to request a budget coach...
Bartlett and St. Charles Campuses- Contact Larry, 630.485.3396 or Ruby, 630.485.3321
Blackberry Creek Campus- Contact Burke, 630.450.8000
DeKalb Campus- Contact Sue, 815.787.6161 x8323