Through the use of four crucial steps (see below), The 1322 Challenge is a call to action to leave a financial and spiritual legacy for generations to come.
Anyone who has made a decision to develop and maintain good financial habits–and it is suitable for all ages. There will be a special curriculum during Children’s Church and Teen services that will echo what adults are learning corporately.
The 1322 Challenge is a 14-week journey that will take place from March 7 – June 7, 2020.
By taking four key steps that are carried out over the 14-week journey; afterward these practices will become a lifetime habit.
In order to Take the 1322 Challenge, we’re asking you to take four steps over the 14-week journey to form a lifetime habit.
|CONTINUE Your Financial Education (learn more)|
We want you to CONTINUE investing in your financial education so you can better manage your money. We’ve provided three options to help you meet this aspect of the challenge. Choose at least one of them based on your schedule and budget. The one advantage of the on-site training options is that they give you an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU)
Nearly six million people have gotten out of debt, experienced the peace of financial security, and began building wealth thanks to Financial Peace University (FPU). Don’t miss your chance to do the same!
FPU will host a nine-week course on Wednesday evenings (7:00pm–8:30pm) at Christ Church, beginning March 11 at both campuses. When you Take the Challenge, you will receive a special link that gives you access to a $30 discount for the FPU course – and a 1-year membership to FPU and its resources (regular price is $129).
You must register by March 1 to receive your FPU course materials before classes begin on March 11.
If you are unable to attend Financial Peace University on Wednesday evenings, consider attending one or both of our financial seminars. The Debt-Reduction seminar is on Saturday, April 18 and the Legacy/Estate Planning seminar is on Saturday, May 9. Both seminars are held at the Rockaway Campus from 9:00am–12:00pm. Discover effective tools and develop skills that will help you control your finances — so your financial future is bright. When you Take the Challenge, there is no cost to either seminar. There is a nominal fee of $20 per person for other participants.
Read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
If you are unable to attend Financial Peace University or the Financial Seminars, your third option is to read The New York Times bestseller, The Total Money Makeover. As you read or listen to the audio version, your newfound knowledge on money management will help you experience financial fitness. Click here to purchase the book. For other recommended books, please visit the Financial Empowerment Ministry page.
|CREATE a Spending Plan (learn more)|
To get a handle on your personal or family finances, you need a good spending plan. Although it may take time and effort, it is important to have a firm handle on your current financial situation. Proverbs 27:23 says, “Be sure to know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.” We may not have flocks and herds, but Solomon’s wise counsel instructs us to know our financial condition:
Take the needed time over the first part of the 14-week journey to complete these five steps in detail. The intent of the Challenge is to learn biblical financial practices that will develop into habits that last a lifetime. Addressing the list above may seem daunting, but when you Take the Challenge, you will gain access to our online tools that will serve as a great asset as you complete each item.
If you have already registered for The 1322 Challenge, please enter your passcode here:
Thank you! Please see the resources below to help you on your 14-week journey.
To register for Financial Peace University at a discounted rate of $99 (normally $129), please click the appropriate button below based on which campus you will be attending for the course. Registration also includes a 1-year membership to FPU and access to all of its resources – e.g. an app to manage your money in real time, access to expert coaching, webinars, and more (valued at more than $200)! Make sure you register early; materials needed for your class will be mailed to you (approximately one-week shipping turnaround).Register Now for FPU Montclair Register Now for FPU Rockaway
Please also avail yourself to these additional resources:
YOUR PAST SPENDING
YOUR DEBT SUMMARY & FINANICAL WORTH
YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS
|CALCULATE and Practice Tithing (learn more)|
The goal of participating in The 1322 Challenge is to bring your entire financial life into alignment with the Bible. The word tithe means “tenth.” Tithing is the biblical practice of giving the first 10% of your income to God through the local church (Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). It demonstrates your trust in God and your willingness to partner with Him financially.
We get that tithing for the first time can be scary, but if you’re going to achieve financial peace, what better way than to partner with God! He promises to protect and bless the 90% when you separate the 10% for Him through the local church. To better understand the Bible’s teaching on tithing, please listen to this sermon by our lead pastor, Dr. David Ireland.
To determine the amount of your tithe, please use the tithe calculator.
Use the Grace of Giving Calculator below to factor an amount above your normal tithe (e.g., 2%, 5%, or 10%)
|CONNECT with the 1322 Community via the Blog (learn more)|
Adopting a new financial outlook can be discouraging. That’s why we’ve created a blog that will regularly post messages, stories, testimonies, and information aimed to encourage you. When you take The 1322 Challenge, you’re also joining a community of people focused on leaving an inheritance for their children’s children.
Living in a world driven by greed, selfishness, and consumerism can leave you feeling isolated. Connecting with the 1322 community via the blog will help reinforce your values and encourage you to stay the course that leads to financial health. At the end of the 14-week journey, you will look back and say: “My newfound financial habits are solid. I now have my financial footings under me. I can do this! I’m living a 1322 life.”
Take The 1322 Challenge and you’ll automatically get connected with The 1322 Blog.
The biggest benefit is being financially organized with a plan that will allow you to experience peace of mind.
You’ll have a roadmap toward financial security and a real legacy.
You’ll be able to better manage your money and improve your financial health.
You’ll be better positioned to invest in God’s kingdom.
As a Church family, we are committed to helping you achieve a 1322 lifestyle. The following resources are available:
Stay tuned as we will be adding sermons every week that will help you learn the habits of a 1322 Lifestyle.
*Both seminars are held at our Rockaway Campus from 9:00am–12:00pm.
When you Take the Challenge, the seminars are free. There is a nominal fee of $20 per person for other participants.
The Financial Empowerment Ministry (FEM) is led by our very own Marketplace Pastor, Brian Jacks. FEM is a vibrant, committed team of caring, spirit-filled people assisting the Christ Church family–as well as its surrounding communities–in excelling in the management of time, talent, and treasure.
Yes, but we highly encourage you to register before the official start date and take the journey with us. If you register after March 7, 2020 you may miss out on some of the supportive elements built into the 14-week calendar. We ask that you continue the four practices for 14 weeks though you’d have a different timeline than the rest of the congregation; the benefits of learning how to leave a spiritual and financial legacy for your family would still be achieved.
No. We encourage all to join us during this 14-week challenge.
We will be using a special curriculum for our kids and teens; these lessons echo the good financial habits being taught to the adults.
No. The purpose of the 14 weeks is to help you develop the habits that God calls you to practice as an ongoing lifestyle.
Many people fall into that category. Consider leaving a legacy to a charity of your choice and/or your church. The intent is to fund a program, ministry, and/or an interest in which you are passionate about.
Consider increasing your regular giving by an additional 2, 5, or even 10 percent. The Bible calls us to grow in the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).
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