The next Money, Faith and You online study group will meet Wednesdays, May 13 to June 17, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. See below for the course overview and details on what to expect. Ready to register? Complete this short application and we’ll respond within 48 hours. Once you’ve been confirmed for the group, we’ll send you a link to the online payment page.
Is there more to life than working and buying? What does Christian faith say about managing our living, working, and spending in ways that support people and the planet?
Faith and Money Network’s Money, Faith and You online study groups are a way for participants to explore these questions with the help of a skilled facilitator and other learners.
Money, Faith and You online study groups meet weekly for six weeks via a video conference to:
- Explore habits and history with money
- Read (and discuss with others) some of today’s leading thinkers on faith and money
- Consider how both personal and national financial choices impact people and the environment
What to expect:
Each weekly, 90-minute group meeting includes an assigned reading, a writing exercise, and discussion questions from the newly revised Connecting Faith and Money study guide, a 57-page PDF, which each participant will receive for free as part of the course. Participants need access to an Internet-connected desktop computer or laptop with a video camera.
How much time will it take?
Participants should plan to spend two to three hours a week, which will include the 90-minute weekly online discussions and another roughly 90 minutes for the week’s readings and preparing the writing assignment.
Themes to be covered include:
Week 1: Biblical Foundations
Week 2: Money’s Role in Our Lives
Week 3: Scarcity or Abundance?
Week 4: Money, Power and Global Relationships
Week 5: Extraction vs. Neighborliness
Week 6: Sabbath Economics
What past participants have said about Money, Faith and You study groups:
“The class has been a primary catalyst in the reformation of my personal economic manifesto … it’s a Biblically-sound financial primer for anyone who wishes to align with and participate more wholly in God’s Kingdom Coming.” — Becki Neely
“I would highly recommend this class if you’re curious to discover more about the interwoven aspects of your spiritual life and the role that money plays in it. This is spiritual work … it calls us into a vulnerable and introspective space.” — Stephen E. Cottingham, Austin, Texas
“This course provides a much-needed place of dialogue, learning, discovery, and community — centered around navigating the tricky and emotionally-fraught intersections between money, our faith, and our world. Mike and his team have assembled a well-rounded, holistic, and challenging course, and I’d heartily recommend it to anyone seeking to live faithfully, even down to our pocketbooks.” — Matt Weston, Memphis, Tennessee
How to sign up:
Registration is $99 for the six-week group and seats are limited (only 8 seats available per group). (Scholarships are available for students, young adults, low-income individuals, and ministry and non-profit workers. We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone wishing to participate. You can request a scholarship when you apply.)
Still have questions? Email us here.