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e-Newsletter - Volume 4, Number 14
Special Offer: FREE Self-Paced Online Course "Personal Finance: Making More with What You Have"
by Bill Anderton

Learn why building a household budget is both biblical and practical. Discover ten "economic rules" that will lower your anxiety about money and help you build the capacity to practice generosity.

This course is suitable for any individual who wishes to register to learn sound personal finance practices. ALSO, this course can be used in group settings such a small-group study. Each member of the group can register for their own FREE access AND this course also includes a FREE Group Public-Use License which allows our video to be shown to groups of people in a church setting.

For a limited time, this course is FREE for all registrants. Normally $49, this course has been made totally FREE for this offer. Register and you can immediately begin to view the videos and use the course materials. Come and go into the Virtual Classroom as often as you wish.

Click here to register online NOW! It only takes a couple of minutes and costs nothing.

This course is taught by Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, Director of The Center for Faith and Giving, a ministry of the Office of General Ministry and President (OGMP) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Center for Faith and Giving exists to create a culture of generosity across the life of the whole church. Its mission is to encourage and promote the understanding of stewardship as a faith discipline and life practice in response to a generous God.


About "Personal Finance: Making More with What You Have" 

This course explores the relationship between Paul’s question to Timothy “How can a person manage God’s Church if he/she cannot manage his/her own household?” and ten economic principles to guide you in building the capacity for generosity. The core activities center around both constructing a household budget and examining our relationship with money. Participants will gain a biblical foundation for why personal finance matters in the life of an individual (or family system) as well as acquiring tools that will lower anxiety and increase the capacity for generosity. The material lends itself well to a small group study and serves as a primer for more in-depth conversations about money and society. The material is presented in three sessions can be presented in a group setting as either a three part study or be completed in a single session of approximately two and half hours.

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About This Course

This course is entirely online; no travel is required and all you need to participate is an web browser and a suitable broadband Internet connection.

This course is one of our Self-Paced Distance Learning Courses. This on-line courses consist of three on-demand streaming lectures delivered by Bruce Barkhauer. Each on-demand streaming video session can be taken (or repeated) in a self-paced fashion on a scheduled determined by the student. All streaming media are available 24x7. The streaming videos are further enhanced by being embedded in fully-interactive Virtual Classroom that can be accessed by all of the participants in the class. The Virtual Classroom features a Class Forum that allows text-based interactions for question-and-answers or discussion among all participants in the class. The Virtual Classroom also contains Class Materials for downloading, Class Notices, Class Calendar and other on-demand information.

TransformingTheChurch.org and Christian College are collaborating to bring leaders and champions a series of online courses to prepare congregations to engage in transitions and changes that may lead to their transformation.

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