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.
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:
8-week intensive, hands-on course utilizing photovoice and focus group methodology. Taught completely online. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available upon completion.
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:
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:
External Tools Used in the Course
Required Hardware & Software
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 email@example.com before May 15, 2023.
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.
Students are required to complete: a demographic survey and a Relational Interview. Facilitator will provide the framing questions.
Introduction to Theonomics & What the Bible Says About Money
Who Am I?
Improved Relational Skills Improve Financial Skills
Stewardship of Money
Christ-Centered Plan for Your Financial Life