Crowell School of Business
Basic Money Management for Church Leaders
Learn how to faithfully steward church finances
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Overview

This course, featuring video lectures from Professor Shane Enete of Biola University's Crowell School of Business, is designed for pastors and church leaders who specifically deal with church finances. The goal is to help you as a pastor or leader navigate important financial decisions skillfully, enabling you to faithfully steward the resources God has entrusted to the church. 

In this course, you will receive:

  • Video lectures by Professor Enete and other financial professionals to walk you through different financial decisions
  • Activities to help you practice what you've learned in the lessons
  • A downloadable coursepack with lecture notes and assignments to help you apply this knowledge to your own financial situation

This is the fourth course in the Financial Literacy Series of courses available on Biola LEARN. The full list of courses in this series is:

  1. The Bible and Personal Finance
  2. Personal Financial Planning
  3. Basic Money Management
  4. Basic Money Management for Church Leaders


What You Earn
Instructor
Shane Enete
Crowell School of Business

Shane Enete, CFA, is the director of the Personal Financial Planning Program at Biola University, administered by the Crowell School of Business. In 2017, Shane Enete founded the Biola University Inspire Research Institute for Biblical Responsible Investing, created in partnership with Inspire Investing. While serving as an investment research professional for large institutional asset managers, Enete valued public stock securities, modeling asset allocations for billion dollar pension plans while also serving as a forensic accountant for a trillion dollar bond manager. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and is currently a PhD candidate for Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University. Professor Shane Enete and his wife Tammy have two children, Sage and Silas.

Biola University's Crowell School of Business offers undergraduate, graduate and online bachelor's degree students a premier business education taught by experienced, professional faculty. While providing excellent academic preparation, Crowell takes learning beyond the classroom — teaching you to broaden your perspectives and bring important wisdom and expertise into your workplace.

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Syllabus

Coursepack Sample
Misc
In this lesson, Professor Enete will review the...
Overview
Church Budgeting
Video
Accrual Accounting
Video
Nine Financial Ratios
Video
Lesson 1 Assignment
Misc
Coursepack
Misc
The average American church would benefit from...
Overview
Landscape for Philanthropy
Video
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
Video
Asset-Based Giving Part 1
Video
Asset-Based Giving Part 2
Video
Research and Reflection Assignment
Reflection
In this lesson, Janice Munemitsu highlights...
Overview
Fundraising Part 1
Video
Fundraising Part 2
Video
Fundraising Part 3
Video
Fundraising Part 4
Video
Downloadable Capital Campaign Resources
Misc
Let's Make it Practical
Misc
The Church has a spiritual opportunity to...
Overview
Gaining a New Perspective
Video
The Importance of Prayer
Video
Helpful Resources
Video
What's Possible if We Stop Procrastinating?
Video
Why is the Local Church Passed Over?
Video
How Do You Overcome Apathy?
Video
A Conversation on Planned Giving with Brian Kluth
Video
How Do You Create a Culture of Generosity?
Video
Five Keys to Growing Givers
Video
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 2-4 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the assignments. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. Be sure to download the coursepack contained in this course so that you have all of the course materials. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.