October 20, 2017

Personal Finance Course

Find out what the Bible says about spending, saving, budgeting, investing, planning, goal setting, and building wealth.

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This personal finance course helps anyone, of any age, get the foundational wisdom they need to become Godly Stewards. We’ll take 10-weeks to look through 4 keys to success: Discovery (numbers & truth), Crisis Management (putting out fires & building margin), Know Your Why (it’s not really about money), and Building Capacity (becoming trustworthy with much).

Groundwork is based on Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum and some of Stephen De Silva’s Prosperous Soul material. Both adapted with permission for our Canadian students.

We use Dave Ramsey because his curriculum is excellent at teaching the practical skills behind managing money and addresses may of the lies people believe about money. We added Stephen K De Silva material because he digs deeply into the spiritual side of money. Both teachers work from a doctrine of “faithful with little”. That means learning how to be faithful with what you have so you are in a position to be able to handle so much more (blessings, time, talent & treasure) – thus becoming a powerful person (influential, effective, excellent) in God’s Kingdom. (Luke 16:10, Luke 19:17)

Class Structure

10 Classes
2.5 hours per class
Instructors: Chris & Kathy Steffan
Class size: 10 – 30 people


  • Individual: $65
  • Family: $125
  • Couple: $80 (or fiancé, if wedding date is within 1 year of course)
  • Group: $220 for 4 unrelated people ($55 each)

Price includes book, workbooks, binders, handouts, individual challenge supplies & prizes. We run this course at cost so please bring your own drink and snacks.

Childcare during the class can be made available. Please let us know if you need it.
(please bring a snack and drink for your kids as well)

Planning for Spring 2019

If you or your church would be interested in hosting our class, please contact us

Course Outline

Week 1: Overview & FoundationsWeek 2: Saving & Goals
Week 3: Budgeting
Week 4: Relationships & Awareness
Week 5: Debt
Week 6: Bargains & Habits
Week 7: Education & Careers
Week 8: Investing & Retirement
Week 9: Property & Insurance
Week 10: Wants & Generosity

Fall Session:

Fridays from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
October 5th – December 7
at SunWest Church

Registration is through SunWest Church

If you need more information or are having trouble registering, please email us:

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“Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.” (1 Tim 6: 18-19)

We’d like to honor the organizations who have given us permission to use their materials. All of their products and services are excellent.

Ramsey Solutions
Stephen K De Silva Ministries