Boston University is offering free online course on Faith and Finance. This course provides a progressive, holistic, Christian theological framework, in dialogue with other religious traditions, for wise personal and institutional financial stewardship.
In this twelve-week course, applicants will learn about the complex relationships between faith and money, and acquire strategies for wise, faith-based stewardship of finances. This course will start on September 5, 2017.
Course At A Glance
Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Institution: Boston University and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on September 5, 2017
Boston University’s impact extends far beyond our campus in the heart of Boston. Our students, faculty, and alumni travel around the globe to study, teach, and become immersed in the communities in which they live. As one of the world’s leading research universities, Boston University is currently engaged in more than 340 separate research, service, and educational programs and projects.
About This Course
The course explores ways we connect faith and money in multiple areas of our lives. It seeks to increase financial literacy in religious leaders; offering practical steps to reduce indebtedness and execute theologically and ethically informed financial planning; both as individuals and as leaders within their respective institutions.
Why Take This Course?
The course offers guidance on building healthy nonprofit organizations and carrying out values-based fundraising.
- How to employ principles, practices, and tools for wise financial stewardship
- Understanding of the long-term consequences of debt and steps for managing and reducing debt
- Ways to assess strategies for socially responsible investing
- Appraisal of financial reports and organizational features of faith-based non-profits
- Evaluation of approaches to faith-based fundraising
Bryan is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Boston University School of Theology. He received his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Methodist University.
How To Join This Course
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