“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
The Bible speaks often about how we are to be responsible stewards of the gifts God has given to us. In this 6-week class, we will survey what the Bible says about topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, debt, giving, insurance, work, and spending money. We will also discuss practical methods to work out biblical stewardship in your life.
February 3 - March 10 (6 weeks)
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Taught by members of the SGC Financial Advisory Board
- Session 1 - Budgeting (part 1): This session goes over the psychology behind budgeting and dispels many myths (including the myth that budgeting means you'll never spend money on fun stuff).
- Session 2 - Budgeting (part 2): This session goes over some practical methods for budgeting and helps you set up a budget that will work for you. We'll survey several software programs that help, as well as go over some low-tech options.
- Session 3 - Saving and Investing: In this session, we will discuss the importance of saving, and the many different kinds of savings. We will discuss building an emergency fund, methods for saving for large purchases, and we'll even attempt to demystify investing.
- Session 4 - Debt: In this session, we will discuss many aspects of debt—what it is, what it is not, when it's useful, when it's dangerous. We will also discuss methods of living debt free, managing debt successfully, and getting out from under a load of excessive debt.
- Session 5 - Giving: In this session, we will discuss a biblical perspective on living a generous life, and how giving can be a part of any budget.
- Session 6 - Insurance, Earning, & Spending: In this session, we will discuss a biblical perspective on buying insurance, work, and spending money. We will discuss ways to categorize different types of spending in your mind. It's not necessarily foolish to spend money on fun, unnecessary things, but stewardship does require that we think through the reasons for our spending.