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Faith & Finances

The Faith and Finances Ministry at VPC seeks to provide opportunities for spiritual growth for anyone wishing to balance earning, giving, saving, borrowing and spending in a God-honoring way.

Money plays a leading role in many of the 7 deadly sins (Envy, Greed, Gluttony), while the others (Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Anger) can have painful financial consequences.  How we handle money reveals and shapes our values and priorities.  It can provide a useful barometer of faith, and a lever for spiritual development.  Christians must be schooled in Godís economy.

Have you mastered money, or are you mastered by material things?

Class Descriptions

In addition to the two classes described below, VPC periodically offers the following additional courses; use the links to read about these.

Good $ense: Journey to Freedom Class

This half-day class provides the basic tools for financial freedom, featuring stories of Godís financial literacy program for the Hebrew nation during their transition from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land.

Participants leave with a working budget in hand, along with a record keeping system that is right for them.  It is well-suited for married couples as well as singles, from all stages of adult life.

Faith & Finances Class

This five-week challenge can improve your spiritual and financial health as you set and meet personal goals.  Speakers will draw on scripture, personal experience, and key points from popular financial ministries like Crown and Financial Peace University.  Over the course of five weeks you will discover new purpose, enjoy accountability of peers, and experience greater contentment (more joy per dollar) as you become a more effective disciple and steward of Godís gifts of time, talent, treasure, and truth.

Classes are a lively combination of talks, videos, personal testimony, and group discussion.