EQUIP GENEROUS STEWARDS
Principle-driven personal finance course to equip high school juniors and seniors with the perspectives, principles, and processes to apply biblical wisdom to their financial decision making
- Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum
Most high school students graduate without being equipped with a basic understanding of personal finance and how they can live out their faith through their finances
This principle-driven personal finance course equips high school juniors and seniors with the perspectives, principles, and processes to apply biblical wisdom to their financial decision making.
$25 per student: provides access to all student and teacher resources
Rooted in a biblical worldview, the Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a principle-driven personal finance course teaching:
- The implications of believing God owns it all
- The roles, responsibilities, and rewards of financial stewardship as defined by scripture
- Five transcendent financial decision-making principles found in the Bible
- How money is intertwined with biblical teachings on contentment, generosity, self-control, provision, gratitude, freedom, etc.
- A simple understanding of the four uses of money (live, give, owe (debt and taxes), grow) and the biblical principles that inform each use
- Processes for personal application, including goal setting, decision making, and basic budgeting
The Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a six-module course, designed to take six to eight weeks to teach. It is aimed at the junior or senior level. Teachers will have access to an online portal that provides lesson plans, project outlines, test and quiz questions, an editable workbook, PowerPoint decks, and parent engagement suggestions.
The course was developed over a three year period (2015 – 2017) in collaboration with current high school teachers and in partnership with several Beta schools.
- Module One covers perspectives and principles of stewardship, including a definition of biblical stewardship, discussion around how God uses money in our lives, and lessons from the Parable of the Talents. It reveals the power of a wisdom worldview in all decision-making, including financial.
- Module Two covers five fundamental biblical decision making principles that can be applied in any economic scenario and at any income level. Then, it introduces the “Live, Give, Owe, Grow” model that will frame the rest of the curriculum.
- Module Three teaches about the biggest piece of our spending pie, lifestyle. It looks at the question of how much is enough and unpacks biblical teaching on lifestyle decisions, informed by 1 Timothy’s teaching on provision, contentment, and enjoyment.
- Module Four teaches about giving with the basic premise that giving breaks the power of money. In it, students learn about the treasure principle and engage in discussions about “why give?”, “where give?”, and “how much to give?”. This module is designed to be one of self-discovery, interaction, and hands on application.
- Module Five unpacks owing, looking at both debt and taxes. Given that debt always mortgages the future, the module teaches the power of compounding and applies it to specific scenarios such as car debt and credit card debt. Taxes are taught in the context of understanding types of taxes and framing them as a way to honor governmental authority and to give thanks to God for His provision.
- Module Six explores saving from a biblical perspective, tying it back to goal setting and to living out of God given priorities and objectives. The key diagram in this module is the “Sequential Investing Diagram” that offers a step-by-step approach to short and long term savings. Module Six also looks at the process for setting faith goals.
Online training is available for new teachers.
Length: 8-9 hours of video content
Cost: $150 per instructor (includes three reference books)
Dual credit options available through Ohio Christian University
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