Course Dates

6-week interactive online course in English:

  • Next start Date:  January 29, 2018

8-week online course in French:

  • Start Date:  TBA

3-day in person course:

  • Date:  TBA
  • Location:  TBA
  • Start Time:  9:00 am each day (Registration at 8:30 am on 1st Day)
  • Instructor:  Mrs. Sandy Crozier

Course Description

The purpose of the stewardship foundational course is to educate and inspire regarding biblical stewardship.  We will examine biblical stewardship from a theological, practical and application perspective.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

  • have gained a holistic understanding of stewardship based on Biblical principles
  • understand the implications of context and culture as they relate to stewardship
  • understand the elements of serving as a steward leader developed from “Steward Leader: Transforming People or Organizations and Communities
  • possess the practical tools necessary to manage our personal and church finances
  • a good understanding of denominational and government directives as a local congregation of The Free Methodist Church in Canada
  • understand the importance of connecting the church budget to the vision of the church and be able to tell the story of your budget in a way that people understand and support
  • be equipped to teach and transfer the principles of stewardship to your congregation
  • engage in discussions about generous stewardship and kingdom building as it pertains to thoughts presented in “An Other Kingdom: Departing The Consumer Culture

Course Completion:

All Lay Ministers and Ministerial Candidates who are tracking for credentialed ministry must participate in class all three days (or each week for 8 weeks online) and complete all assignments to receive the required 3 credit hours.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Commissioned or Ordained Ministers:

     3 CEU = Participation in class and completion of all assignments

     1 CEU = Participation in class (required reading encouraged)

To register online for either the online or the in-class course, click here.

To register by phone or for more information, please contact Susan DePlanché-Credentialing Coordinator in the Leadership Development Office:

Telephone:  289-228-1225 (cell) or 905-848-2600 ext 405   Fax:  905-848-2603

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7 steps to become debt free and financially fit

Debt Free

5-week Financial Hope Small Group Material

Applying God’s Principles on money to everyday life

Financial Hope

Where Do I Start?

Downloadable Church and Individual resources.


What Does the Bible Say?

Some of the bestverses discussing money matters, in the right context

Bible Verses

Why Don’t People Give?

How to connect the church budget to your vision and sharing it in a way that people will read - and support!

Narrative Budget

How Do We Do Ministry With No Money?

Helping your church discover and act on the gifts that God has given you

Asset Mapping

How Can We Give?

An online tool that compares new and current Electronic Giving Tools

Giving Tools

Is There Help for our Project?

A database of Canadian Foundations for church community projects

Grant Connect

How Can I Grow?

A simple tool to help people become more strategic, educated givers

Giving Circles

Reading and Resources

Must reads for stewardship learning


How Can We Learn?

Discipleship material on growing in generous living


Celebrating Generosity in our Churches!

Stories of God moving our people in generous living