Theonomics Financial Readiness for Women of Faith

An Introduction to Practical Finance


Money touches every part of a woman’s life. It effects our relationships, how we manage our household, everyday activities, our ability to make dreams realities and how we support our church. And, many of us are plagued with anxiety about money. This anxiety is a demonstration of the power that money has over us.


Theonomics for Women of Faith is a ministry interception that uses photovoice as part of a treatment plan; and, focuses on behavior not math and mechanics. Additionally, many religious scholars credit St. Paul with being influential in the development of modern-day economic management.


This course applies academic theory and biblical principles to money management with emphasis on personal preparation. It provides guidelines, practice, and feedback in selecting, organizing, adapting, and presenting ideas in re-organizing personal finance habits.



Course Objectives


The overall objective of this course is to assist women in re-orienting and re-structuring their relationship with money. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:


  1. demonstrate increased understanding of and appreciation for the inter-connectedness of religion and economics;
  2. develop competencies for improving their relationship with money;
  3. develop critical economic insights that elevates the financial consciousness;
  4. appreciate how photovoice and focus group is used to critically examine facts and values related to financial life.

Course Information

8-week intensive, hands-on course utilizing photovoice and focus group methodology. Taught completely online. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available upon completion.


Module Format


For each module participants will take and present photos (photovoice) based on questions asked by the facilitator.


Photovoice is a tool for increasing critical consciousness. It is also a way of learning about real life experiences of Black women as they take pictures of their experiences.


For each module, participants will also discuss their photos in focus group sessions (Constructive Narrative Theology);


The focus group itself, from a theological viewpoint, can be considered the safe space from which stories evolve and are shared. These stories, like parables, make meaning out of the circumstances of the participants’ financial lives.


The following are required for entry into this course:


  • Fluency in Standard American English
  • Recommend proficiency in reading and writing at the English 101 level

In order to succeed in this hybrid/online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:


  • Ability to use the internet in an effective and efficient manner
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer
  • Capable of using Microsoft Word
  • Able to search the web for information
  • Able to download and print information from websites and email


External Tools Used in the Course


  • Zoom.com


Required Hardware & Software


  • Personal Computer for the online meetings
  • Computer built-in webcam and microphone
  • Access to a printer
  • Microsoft Office 365

Required Textbook:


  • The required textbooks for this course are included in the tuition.
  • Other materials provided via student email address and mailing address.



Registration Deadline: June 12, 2023


Registration Fee: $500 (includes required textbooks)


Need-Based Scholarships


Ten half price need based scholarships are available on a first come first served basis. Please write a short essay explaining why you need the scholarship. Send to sanetta.jackson@garrett.edu before May 15, 2023.

Course Instructor

Rev. Dr. Sanetta George Jackson


Dr. Jackson is a Practical Womanist Theologian and a Certified Credit Union Executive who received her Doctor of Ministry Degree in Faith-based Community Organizing from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Her research topic was: Theonomics for Women of Faith: Mapping a Transformative Womanist Interpretation of Black Women’s Financial Preparation. This is a new area of study in the emerging field of faith and finance. Prior to answering her call to ministry, Dr. Jackson pursued a PhD in Higher Education Administration/Adult Education at the University of Iowa.

Sanetta Jackson

Course Outline

Launch Meeting | June 3, 2023

Students are required to complete: a demographic survey and a Relational Interview. Facilitator will provide the framing questions.

Module 1

Introduction to Theonomics & What the Bible Says About Money

Module 2

Who Am I?

Module 3

Improved Relational Skills Improve Financial Skills

Module 4

Stewardship of Money

Module 5

Christ-Centered Plan for Your Financial Life