Financial Stewardship for Future Ministers

Let’s be honest: Most people don’t go into vocational ministry for the money. Ministry is an important and rewarding calling from the Lord, but the rewards aren’t typically financial. During a life in ministry, you’re likely to face a unique set of economic opportunities and challenges. The decisions and investments you make today can profoundly impact — for good or for harm — your ability to serve, teach and minister to others long into the future.

As you consider pursuing a theological education, Talbot School of Theology is committed to helping you explore all financial resources available and helping you to practice good stewardship of your gifts and resources. That’s why we’ve assembled this page. Below, you’ll find:

  • Videos, articles and other resources that provide biblical and practical guidance on how to manage money
  • Recommended reading on financial literacy, debt and discipline
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial aid

As you seek God’s will and wisdom for your life, don’t hesitate to contact Talbot for further advice and counsel.

Questions about debt management and financial stewardship?

A financial coach from Biola University is available to answer your questions at no cost.

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Understanding the importance of being a faithful steward changes everything. Being committed to managing God’s resources impacts the way you invest for eternity through money, time, positions, possessions, relationships and knowledge. Realizing that we brought nothing into the world, we are just managers puts a new perspective on our labor, our aspirations and our motivations.

Dr. Rick Bee

Financial Aid Opportunities

Biola University is dedicated to helping students gain access to Christian higher education, especially those who would be unable to attend Biola without aid. It is our desire to provide financial assistance to students with demonstrated need, within the limits of the university's resources.

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