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Uptown Church

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Who it's for

For designers, teachers, doctors, leaders, parents, spouses, students, and individuals who are curious how money can be a surprising partner in our ongoing transformation. Men and women of all ages and incomes and backgrounds will not only learn, but also contribute.

What you can expect from this experience

  • The best conversation you will have all week

    Whoever said money had to be taboo? Talking about money can be refreshing, invigorating, and helpful. Why? Because money is undeniably important and meaningful. With the help of a leader and a guide, groups are safe, welcoming, non-threatening, and even a little fun.

  • Wherever you are, start there.

    Every situation is unique (and every situation is normal). Learn together without revealing personal information, including credit scores, debt, net-worth, or other personal information. Everyone starts somewhere.

  • What to do with every dollar (without worrying about every penny)

    Every dollar has meaning and value. But 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. Your daily latte is safe. In fact, bring it with you to the group.

  • Know yourself and don’t compare.

    We often don’t realize its effects that comparing has our mental health, and it’s easier than ever because we see thousands of images every day. Money starts with knowing your values and aligning with your priorities.

  • Everyone deserves the opportunity to discover freedom

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

Uptown Church

Pastor Jeremiah

Uptown Church

"Uptown Church is offering this course because we believe our daily choices about money are as spiritual as anything else we could do — and we hope to more deeply recognize Jesus in our habits. Our hope for you in this course is that you’d UC’s investment into your holistic, comprehensive wellbeing. I hope you truly feel confident in your spiritual response, and money is one of the ways we continue our relationship with Jesus."

Register today to start learning, exploring, and discovering a new way of thinking and feeling about your relationship with money.

Starting Fall 2019

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • A note from Pastor Jeremiah
    • Introduction
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 1
    • Go deeper
    • Group Leader Guide
  • 2

    Session 1 - Values

    • Dev, Nora, Casey, and Lucie
    • Audio Lesson - Values Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • 200+ core values
    • Values [worksheet]
    • Sample
    • Quiz 2
    • Audio Lesson - Values Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Spending Accounts [worksheet]
    • Truths and mistruths
    • Quiz 3
    • Discussion Guide - 1 - Values
  • 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
    • Subscription Prioritization Worksheet
    • 39 reasons to cut an expense, return an item, discontinue a subscription, sell your stuff, or give something away
    • A chance to pause and breathe
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 5
    • Discussion Guide - 2 - Scarcity
  • 4

    Session 3 - Agility

    • Braydon, Josh, Martina, and Shanice
    • Audio Lesson - Agility Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 6
    • Audio Lesson - Agility Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 7
    • Discussion Guide - 3 - Agility
  • 5

    Session 4 - Integrity

    • Wade, Tiffany, and Alysia
    • Audio Lesson - Integrity Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 8
    • Integrity - Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 9
    • Discussion Guide - 4 - Integrity
  • 6

    Session 5 - Options

    • Amar, Kristie, Nina, and Sion
    • Audio Lesson - Options Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • SMART Goal [worksheet]
    • Quiz 10
    • Audio Lesson - Options Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Minimum + $5 Debt Elimination [worksheet]
    • Mistruths and truths
    • Quiz 11
    • Seven Money Moves Poster
    • Discussion Guide - 5 - Options
  • 7

    Session 6 - Giving

    • Gloria, Arlo, and Lianne
    • Audio Lesson - Giving Part 1
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 12
    • Audio Lesson - Giving Part 2
    • Audio Transcript
    • Quiz 13
    • Discussion Guide - 6 - Giving

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 more and energy, 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?

    The leader guide is a PDF and is available in the introduction.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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.

Instant access, start today

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

Where will curiosity take us?

Together we can ask better questions about faith, finances, and everything in between.

What if money was less something that needed to be battled? What if scarcity was a gift when it reveals to us is important? What if financial freedom just isn't measurable? What if we lived as though every dollar was a declaration of values, meaning, and a reflection of God's restorative work in the world to bring restoration?