The Blessed Life

    06.13.21 | Resources


    SPECIALTY RESOURCES

    Summer Tithe Test

    Take the step of trusting God with your finances by committing to give the first 10% of your income to God through The Ridge Community Church. Click the button below to takin the Summer Tithe Test. 

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    READING PLANS

    How To Be A Good Steward of Your Finances (3 Days)
    Understanding what stewardship is and how it applies to our lives will change the way we make decisions. If we understand what it means to be good stewards, we’ll begin to not only see our lives change, but the world around us as well.

    God's Gift of Money: Devotions from Time of Grace (14 Days)
    All our blessings, including money and material possessions, come from God; we are only managers of His blessings. We can express our love and trust for Him in the way that we use what He has given to us

    Financial Fitness (21 Days)
    Join Pastor Rick Warren for this series that will not just give you the information you need to maintain financial fitness but also the motivation to become a responsible and trustworthy manager of everything God has given you.

    BOOKS

    The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living
    By Robert Morris

    Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? With humor, passion, and clarity, pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected. This book is available in our on-site Next Steps Room during this series for a discounted price of $5.

    Spiritual Wealth: a 40-Day Journey to Developing Stewardship Mindset
    By Marcus Hall
    Living the Christian life is not a simple task. As followers of Jesus, we desire to please Him and form our lifestyle by His instructions, but our natural tendencies will always drag us the wrong way. God commands us to live as good stewards of all the precious gifts He's entrusted to us. We're not just talking about finances though. Stewardship also includes every talent, every skill, and every minute of time we receive during our lifetime. Spiritual Wealthwill help you focus on scripture and principles to help you become a better manager of God's gifts. Learn how to more effectively tap into the power of the Holy Spirit.

    The Total Money Makeover
    By Dave Ramsey
    By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, you’ll be able to: 

    • Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything.
    • Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you).
    • Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!


    PODCASTS

    Handre de Jongh - Creating a Spending Plan For People Who Hate Budgets
    Handre de Jongh shares how to create a spending plan - coming from someone who hates the word “budget”! You’ll hear how developing a plan transformed Handre’s family’s personal finances - from being stuck to making real financial progress. This episode will give you practical steps to create your own spending plan, and give hope to those that dread this process!

    I'm in So Much Debt That I'm Ready to Live in a Box! (The Ramsey Show)
    Take control of your life and money once and for all. The Ramsey Show offers up straight talk from Dave Ramsey and his team of co-hosts. This episode discusses questions from callers on topics of debt and student loans. Callers seek advice to help make financial decisions. For more information, visit ramseysolutions.com 

    ARTICLES

    What the Bible Says About Money
    The Bible is full of advice. What does it say about how we should handle our money?

    Do Christians Have to Tithe? 
    No one wants to give up hard-earned money. Do we have to tithe?

    27 Ways to Get Out of Debt in 2021 
    Let’s talk about debt. Whether you feel suffocated under an unending pile of payments, or you’re just ready to stick those monthly payments into yourwallet instead of someone else’s, you’ve come to the right place. This list of 27 ways to pay off debt is here for you on your journey to reclaim your income in 2021.  

    How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly (Our 3 Simple Rules)
    When I was in my early 20’s I had no idea how to properly use a credit card – and I definitely didn’t know how to use it responsibly. And as a result my financial life was a mess. Sure, I could blame Visa and Mastercard, but the truth was that it was my fault. They provided me access to a tool, but I didn’t use the tool properly and got harmed by it.

    How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early 
    So you’re eager to join the nearly 40% of American homeowners who actually own their home outright. Can you imagine that? When the bank doesn’t own your house and you step onto your lawn, the grass feels different under your feet—that’s freedom. But the problem is you’re currently stuck dragging around that ball and chain called a mortgage—just like most homeowners. Don’t worry. We’ll show you how to pay off your mortgage faster so you can finally join the ranks of debt-free homeowners.
     

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Crown Resources | Fillable Financial Forms & Worksheets

    Mint: Personal Finance App | App to help budget and track expenses. Great resource to teach financial literacy to youth.