We train, encourage, and empower individuals and families in biblical financial stewardship.

“Get wisdom – it’s worth more than money; choose insight over income every time.”
- Proverbs 16:16

About

The Financial Empowerment Ministry is a vibrant, committed team of caring, spirit-filled volunteers. We assist the Christ Church family as well as the broader communities we serve in excelling in the management of time, talent, and treasure.
We accomplish this vision by:

  • Providing training throughout the year to address biblical stewardship relevant for everyone–from the financially secure to the financially distressed.

  • Offering one-on-one confidential coaching to individuals and families.

  • Making resources available for continued financial education.

Training

The Financial Empowerment Ministry provides practical, hands-on training throughout the year at both our East and West campuses. We use proven, established curriculums facilitated by our experienced team.

  •    Upcoming Training

    • Debt Reduction: Saturday, April 18 from 9:00am–12:00pm. Registration will open on February 28.

    • Legacy/Estate Planning: Saturday, May 9 from 9:00am–12:00pm. Registration will open on February 28.

  •   Next Freed-Up Workshop

    In the Freed-Up course, over three sessions, you’ll discover effective tools and develop skills that will help you control your finances—so your finances don’t wind up controlling you! After completing the course, you’ll walk away with:

    • A clear understanding of biblical financial principles

    • Simple steps to apply those principles in day-to-day decision-making

    • A personalized spending plan in your hand, knowledge in your head to implement it, and the motivation in your heart to follow-through

    Registration for our next workshop opens in April. Click here for more info.

Please check periodically for upcoming training or join our mailing list to receive training notices.

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Resources

There are a number of great resources available from many credible organizations for both managing and learning how to excel in financial management. The Financial Empowerment Ministry has vetted and compiled a number of resources to assist in your pursuit of improved financial management.

Tools for Financial Management Book Resources
Apps and Online Tools
  • https://www.youneedabudget.com
    YNAB, is a budgeting app. Contains content such as personal finance articles, podcast, and financial training. (Paid version: $85/year fee).

  • https://www.personalcapital.com
    Personal Capital offers financial management that includes a tool for creating and visualizing your net worth. You can link your financial accounts directly to the app and track transactions and spending.

  • https://www.everydollar.com
    A Dave Ramsey developed app. Every Dollar has both a paid and free version. The paid version allows connection to financial institutions for automated financial management. (Paid version: $130/year).

  • https://www.mint.com
    App offered by Intuit that offers financial management and links to financial institutions. Includes tips for enhanced saving.

  • https://www.stridesapp.com
    Get organized and track everything you want to build the perfect routine. A flexible, free app to stay motivated with charts and reminders to achieve your SMART goals and build good habits.

  • https://www.creditkarma.com
    Credit Karma offers free credit scores, reports, and insights. Get the info you need to take control of your credit with insights to your debt details. Free.
Podcasts

Coaching

The Financial Empowerment ministry seeks to provide guidance, insight, and support in any way we can. To this end, we offer confidential financial coaching.

Our certified, volunteer coaches assist individuals and families create tailored, practical spending plans.

To request confidential coaching, there are two steps:

Complete and Submit a FE Client Profile – This document when filled out provides us basic background information to jump-start the coaching process.

Email a signed copy of the FEM Client Agreement to FE@ChristChurchusa.org. – This document contains important information regarding the roles of our volunteer Financial Empowerment Ministry Coaches and you as a participant.

Be assured that any information shared is held in the strictest of confidence. Once we receive the above, we will respond within a few days to schedule a first coaching session.

For more information or to contact us, please email us at
FE@ChristChurchUSA.org

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