In his book God Vs. Money, Clif Christopher writes, “I began to explore where our priorities were and whether our strivings were moving us closer or farther away from a relationship with our Creator.”
Are you also thinking about what you value, what brings you happiness, and (hopefully) what brings GOD happiness? When it comes to money, are you working to make smart decisions while also wanting to do good with it? Unfortunately, our relationship with money can be a source of real stress and tension. It’s hard to overcome our culture’s messages of hoarding, fear, and “it’s all mine and I need more.”
Yet as stewards we know all we “have” is actually God’s, entrusted to us by our Creator to be used faithfully for God’s purposes, not our own.
So, what are we to do? Take a class, of course!
This fall MMFA is delighted to offer Freed Up, a six-week financial stewardship training program that offers current resources to help guide and equip people of faith to manage money in healthier ways, through Biblical wisdom. Freed Up is for anyone in any financial situation, not just those in crisis.
Utilizing an app to deliver videos, and readings, Freed Up addresses all components of financial stewardship, including:
We are offering two virtual FreedUp opportunities on Tuesdays this fall from October 11 to November 15; one from 12-1 pm and the other from 7-8 pm (Eastern time). Complete each week’s content at your own pace and then join the group on Tuesdays for conversation and learning together. We are able to offer Freed Up for free to 100 people this year; you read that correctly…. for free!
Want to learn more? Check out this recent post about the first week of our spring virtual class. Ready to get Freed Up? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll get started. We need to have people signed up by September 26 so that there’s time for you to receive your workbook before we begin on 10/11.
Please also share Freed Up with people in your community of faith who might want to take advantage of this opportunity to have a healthier relationship with money. If you think there is a small group at your church who would want to take Freed Up together, let’s talk about finding the ideal time to create a class for you!