Digital Course + Small Group Experience

Presented by Surprise Church Bismarck

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$80 / person

What's included?

Drawing from biblical theology, research-based psychology, and practical, modern financial wisdom, clarify your values so you can prioritize spending, save for the future, eliminate debt, experience financial freedom. 

Learn the Seven Money Moves and create a financial system that will transform your savings from happenstance to default. 

We can't let scarcity win.

From student loans to increasing costs of living to credit card debt, it can feel like there are many reasons to give up on managing money. But we can't ignore money. And we can't obsess over it, either. Discover the money management system that is values-based, life-giving, and biblical.

What you can expect from this experience

  • Wherever you are, start right there

    Every situation is unique. Everyone starts somewhere. Whether you like learning about money or are simply curious, you'll gain wisdom and insight about your relationship with money.

  • Hacks and tips for every dollar (without worrying about every penny)

    Not every penny should be a source of worry or concern. Set up a personal financial system that gives your life a sense of flow and rhythm. (Hint: Your daily latte is safe).

  • Know yourself and live without comparisons

    A healthy relationship with money starts with knowing your values and aligning with your priorities so you can be free from comparing yourself to others.

  • Discover what financial freedom means for you

    The kind of freedom where it matters most - inside of you. Break free from the chains of consumerism and unrealistic expectations.

"...catch and share God's lavish grace in every form of life."

Surprise Church

Pastor Matt Anderson

Surprise Church

"We believe in living a joyful, open-handed lifestyle, in order to be able to catch and share God's lavish grace in every form of life. We want to develop disciples in a manner that engages finances as an aspect of discipleship."

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • A welcome note from Pastor Matt
    • Audio - Introduction
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 1
    • Host & Leader Resources
    • Go deeper
  • 2

    Session 1 - Values

    • Dev, Nora, Casey, and Lucie
    • Audio Lesson - Values Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • 200+ core values
    • Values [worksheet]
    • Worksheet instructions
    • Sample
    • Quiz 2
    • Audio Lesson - Values Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Wow. Great work.
    • Two accounts [worksheet]
    • Worksheet instructions
    • Truths and mistruths
    • Quiz 3
  • 3

    Session 2 - Scarcity

    • Bill, Miranda, Amelia, and Edward
    • Audio Lesson - Scarcity Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 4
    • Audio Lesson - Scarcity Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • 39 reasons to cut an expense, return an item, discontinue a subscription, sell your stuff, or give something away
    • Worksheet instructions
    • Three steps to prioritizing subscriptions [worksheet]
    • A chance to pause and breathe
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 5
    • Feel encouraged
  • 4

    Session 3 - Agility

    • Braydon, Josh, Martina, and Shanice
    • Audio Lesson - Agility Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 6
    • Did that just happen?
    • Audio Lesson - Agility Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • 11 Questions to Ask When Buying a House
    • Three Things To Do Before Buying A New Car
    • Worksheet instructions
    • House, Commute, & Values [worksheet]
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 7
  • 5

    Session 4 - Integrity

    • Wade, Tiffany, and Alysia
    • Audio Lesson - Integrity Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 8
    • A quick note about this
    • Audio Lesson - Integrity Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Worksheet instructions
    • Integration [worksheet]
    • Quiz 9
  • 6

    Session 5 - Options

    • Amar, Kristie, Nina, and Sion
    • Audio Lesson - Options Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • SMART Goals worksheet instruction
    • SMART Goals [worksheet]
    • Quiz 10
    • Audio Lesson - Options Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Minimum +$5 Debt Elimination [worksheet]
    • Seven Money Moves (Poster)
    • What. Just. Happened.
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 11
  • 7

    Session 6 - Giving

    • Gloria, Arlo, and Lianne
    • Giving - Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 12
    • Just amazing
    • Audio Lesson - Giving Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Worksheet intrstuctions
    • Giving [worksheet]
    • Mistruth and truth
    • Quiz 13
    • Wow. Congratulations!

"I’m talking to God about money now and asking Him for guidance."

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cynthia Hanson

Minneapolis, Minnesota

“I was struggling to budget and manage finances. I felt ashamed and concerned about emergencies and retirement. As a result of this course, I’m working on feeling pain and anxiety rather than numbing it by spending money. I’m now paying off debt and saving money. Mostly, I’m talking to God about money now and asking Him for guidance. To anyone on the fence about Six Weeks on Money, I would tell them I love the topics, lessons, truths, and Bible applications. It’s so well organized, approachable, and confidence boosting. I’m looking forward to going through the lessons again. It’s a blessing.”

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In the Six Weeks on Money course, you will:

  • Discover your core values and what makes you unique

  • Create a system to enable new habits thats makes saving easy

  • Design and pursue goals that are realistic and make sense for you

  • Conquer debt and embrace a journey toward financial freedom

  • Understand how credit cards are not evil, but the issue is self-awareness, values, and goals (and the rewards are nice, too)

  • Discover what brain science is saying about scarcity and fear - and what to do about it

  • Join others, learn together, share practices, and gain wisdom

  • Experience a fresh new approach to generosity

  • Break free from guilt and gain a fresh start with a new imagination for what is possible

  • Ignite a new sense of purpose and gain energy for what matters most

Group Rules

We don't serve the rules. The rules serve us.

  • No filibustering. Please be mindful of how much time and space you are taking with your words. The group leader may politely cut you off. Do share your experience and your wrestlings with the content and program.

  • No accounting. So much of our relationship with money isn’t about the numbers, so feel free to not share specific numbers about your debt, net worth, investments, or account balances. Do share how money feels and how you are experiencing money in your life.

  • No stock-picking. Please refrain from discussing the performance of the stock market on any given day. Session 5 will cover using long-term investments to create options. Do talk about the challenge of creating options for your future.

  • No eye-rolling. We are in this together, and your body language and attitude matters to the group. Your presence is a gift to the group.

  • No selling. Please do not use this group to recruit people into a multi-level marketing scheme. Girl Scout Cookies, however, are fair game! Do talk about tools and resources that have benefited you.

  • No comparing. Please refrain from comparing your situation to others. It’s almost never helpful. Do share your experience, not your expertise, and expect to learn from one another.

FAQ's

  • How much time will I need for each session?

    Plan on about 45 minutes of learning for each session. You may choose to devote, as needed, to certain sections. Note: session 1 may require a little more time as it includes an introduction.

  • Will I be expected to talk about my debt, net worth, or credit score?

    Talking about money doesn't have to be taboo, but in no instance will you be required to share any personal details about your finances.

  • How can I access the leader guide?

    Yes, if you are a group host or facilitator, check out sixweeksonmoney.com/hostresources.

  • Who created Six Weeks on Money?

    Six Weeks on Money draws from more than two dozens experts, authors, and resources on biblical theology, financial best practices, and research-based psychology. Check out the Deeper PDF for full list of resources, including notes and citations for key sources.

  • What do I need to get started?

    All you need is an open mind and access to the course.

  • What is your take on credit cards?

    Credit cards are not evil and they help establish credit scores, so this course covers how to use cards intentionally and wisely. Also - sometimes it's helpful to eliminate credit cards for a season.

  • How is this like other financial programs?

    Like other financial courses, Six Weeks on Money covers the basics, such as spending, saving, debt-elimination, and investing. Six Weeks on Money however, starts with the idea that money is many things, but before it’s anything, it’s emotional. Money is not logical. That means whether this is your first or 29th financial class, there is always more to learn about money because there is always more to learn about ourselves and what God is doing in our lives, families, and community.

  • Can I cancel my membership?

    Yes, you can cancel your membership anytime.

  • Will I learn about buying a home or a car?

    Yes - Six Weeks on Money includes information about making wise financial choices.