The Bible says everything is owned by the Lord (1 Chronicles 29:11-12), yet we find it difficult to believe that we are not the owners of the material blessings and talents with which we have been blessed. It is a challenge to fully understand the freedom we possess as stewards.
The FSMP ministry provides trained Christian financial mentors that come alongside you and your family to help you take control of your finances and gain a new sense of peace and freedom. Grounded in biblical principles, FSMP provides methods, practices, teaching, and accountability designed to help individuals free themselves from financial bondage. There is no charge for the program. However, the program requires a significant time commitment and demands a change in thinking and practices related to managing finances. It is intended for those who truly desire to improve and change their financial situation.
The program has two components, a technical component focused on your finances, and a spiritual component focused on biblical principles of stewardship. While there is no homework for the Spiritual Sessions, a renewed emphasis on daily time spent in prayer and reading of scripture is encouraged. The Technical Sessions do require additional work outside of the weekly gathering with your mentors.
Before beginning the program, you will be asked to sign a Participant Agreement that explains your responsibilities in undertaking this program. It also presents the responsibilities of FSMP. You will receive an FSMP handbook for the Technical Sessions, and a Hearts and Minds Spiritual Manual, which are yours to keep. Each week, you’ll read a chapter from the technical handbook as you prepare for the meeting with your mentors.
Throughout the Program’s duration, your technical and spiritual mentors help you through the struggle of tackling your specific major financial issues as you learn to effectively steward the resources God has entrusted to you.
The Spiritual Sessions are intended to be completed prior to the Technical Program. If the Spiritual Sessions are completed immediately prior to the Technical Sessions, the program will run 13 weeks. This is best if you are pressed to find more than five to six hours in a week to devote to the program. The Spiritual Sessions can also be completed in tandem with the Technical Sessions if they start on the same week as the Technical Sessions and are completed prior to Week 6. If the sessions are completed concurrently, they program will run eight weeks, with sessions on two different evenings each week for the first five weeks and one evening per week for the last three weeks.