This video by Bishop Todd Fetters references the United Brethren page on the NAE Financial Health website.

NAE Financial Health

Our denomination has been chosen to receive grant-funded Financial Health online courses and resources. These are designed to help our pastors, leaders, and congregations in the areas of personal finances and church generosity.

This is made possible because we are a member denomination of the National Association of Evangelicals. The Lilly Endowment provided a generous grant to the NAE to help member denominations improve the financial health of their pastors and churches.

Grant funds will provide several kinds of financial assistance to pastors. We will also offer a limited number of $100 and $200 Visa eGift cards for those who complete the courses.

An online course on Personal Finances begins in September, and a course for the broader church starts in January. Please register by August 31 to take advantage of these courses.

The NAEFinancialHealth.org website has a page just for United Brethren. It tells all about the program and how to register.

You must create an account before August 31, 2018. Go to:

NAEFinancialHealth.org/UB

Free Online Courses for Personal
and Church Financial Health

One starts in September 2018, the other in January 2019.

Create an account with NAE Financial Health before August 31, 2018.

After creating an account, you’re ready to go. No need to submit the form below.

Online Course: Personal Finances

This free online course, titled “God is Your Provider,” will help improve your financial health. It was specifically created for pastors and spouses, but any interested church staff, leaders or members will also benefit from this training.

Date: Begins in September 2018.
Number of monthly sessions: 6.
Length: 90 minutes each (a combination of watching a video and discussion)
Registration deadline: August 31, 2018

The monthly sessions that can be done at home on your own schedule. If you register for this free course, you will receive a monthly eNewsletter with a link to the monthly online lessons, additional Best Practices resources, and a link that will allow you to participate in a free monthly video coaching call.

Learn from Christian financial experts how to:

  • Pay off debts.
  • Increase savings.
  • Track and decrease expenses.
  • Prepare for retirement.
  • Find affordable healthcare.
  • Set financial goals.
  • Increase your giving.

To preview the monthly videos and learn more about each session, go to NAEfinancialhealth.org/UB

The courses begin in September 2018.
Register Online before August 31.

Online Course: Church Generosity

This free online course will help you and your key leaders determine the best ways to improve the generosity and financial health of the people in your church.

The course was specifically created for a pastor and a group of lay leaders (two or more) to do during regularly scheduled committee meetings. The six monthly sessions take 20-45 minutes to complete, depending on the amount of discussion each month.

Date: Begins in January 2019.
Number of monthly sessions: 6.
Length of sessions: 20-45 minutes each.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2018.

The monthly topics are:

  • 10 Ways People are Influenced to Live Generously (9 minutes)
  • 7 Keys to Joyful Giving (8 minutes)
  • 5 Ways to Grow Giving (14 minutes)
  • The other three months show how your church can use various free resources. The videos run from 3-12 minutes.

Various resources—brochures, planning calendar, devotionals—will be available to those who register.

The courses begin in January 2019.
Register Online before August 31.

Pastors, You may be Eligible for a Financial Grant

Our denomination has been blessed with financial assistance grants for licensed UB pastors that would like one-time assistance to meet one of the following needs:

Medical Bill Assistance Grant for $2000 for unpaid medical bills of $2000 (up to 5 recipients)
Student Loan Grant for church planters to help  with school loan repayment
Retirement Savings Jump Start Grant of up to $1000
Emergency Fund Jump Start Grant of up to $500

Complete Information at:

NAEFinancialHealth.org/UB

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