Event Detail

  • Start Date 05/18/2021
  • Start Time 12:00 PM
  • End Date 05/25/2021
  • End Time 01:30 PM
  • Location Virtual

Money: A source of stress or delight?

Materially and spiritually, we can all benefit from resources for financial well-being—for ourselves, our families, our congregations, and our communities.

In this 2-session webinar, expand your financial toolkit with trainings designed around four common money issues: getting bills in order, resolving debt, understanding and using credit, and saving toward your goals.  

In Your Household ~ In the Household of Faith

Get the money conversation started in your home and church through this innovative faith and finance partnership.

The first 500 individuals to register will receive hard copies of all four booklets, plus two that are published in Spanish—a free gift and resource for you personally or for your ministry setting.

The American Baptist Home Mission Societies is proud and grateful to have been selected in 2020 as one of 34 organizations receiving training, technical assistance, and materials developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Selection was based on our potential to serve economically vulnerable populations through our congregations, community outreach ministries, and regions.

Printing and mailing of the specially co-branded booklets featured in this training has been made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., focused on financial literacy for clergy and congregations.

Meet Us

Your Money, Your Goals Trainers

Featuring trainers from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and facilitated by Jennifer Sanborn, Program Director for the Lilly-funded “In Support of Excellence” with American Baptist Home Mission Societies. 

Denise DeVaan

Your Money, Your Goals Trainer

As Senior Program Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Denise helps to lead Your Money, Your Goals training and integration efforts in the US. She comes with extensive experience working with faith-based, housing, economic development and human services leaders and systems to increase the financial empowerment of consumers.

Cassie Russell, MSW

Your Money, Your Goals Trainer

Cassie has extensive experience helping individuals and organizations integrate financial empowerment services. She has worked with a diverse set of organizations including Head Start and Early Head Start, community action agencies, multi-service organizations, tribal organizations, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She is passionate about partnering with communities to address and remove barriers.

Johanna Barrero

Your Money, Your Goals Trainer

Johanna has more than 15 years of experience providing training and technical assistance, program management, and evaluation around financial empowerment, asset building, and community economic development as a contractor for various federal agencies and as practitioner in the nonprofit sector. She is passionate about integrating financial empowerment into social services and promoting financial inclusion of underserved communities.

Devin Stubblefield

Your Money, Your Goals Trainer

Devin leads financial education training events for various faith-based and social services agencies around the country. He is considered a leader among the nation’s heart-centered financial trainers committed to providing unbiased financial education and financial coaching guidance. His passion is to help front-line staff to provide the tools and resources to help the people they serve to overcome barriers to achieving financial wellness.

Sneak Peek


This event registration includes two 90-minute virtual sessions, held one week apart. Be sure to mark your calendar for both dates! Upon registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for both sessions.

Part one of this training includes an overview of the Your Money, Your Goals initiative and opportunities to interact with your fellow learners. Topics covered include:

  • Track your income and spending 
  • Prioritize bills and expenses
  • Learn your rights and responsibilities
  • Organize existing debt
  • Develop repayment goals

Part two of this training continues to explore real-life challenges with personal finances, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Understand your credit report
  • Establish and build credit
  • Respond to identity theft
  • Prioritize savings goals
  • Plan for the unexpected

Valuable Resources

Take advantage of these valuable resources from the sponsors of this free training event. Browse below to get a sneak peek of the training materials, or delve deeper for yourself and your congregation with practical books from Judson Press.


"Your Money, Your Goals" booklets

Preview the free resources from Consumer Finance Protection Bureau now! From bills and debts to credit and savings, these little books offer practical info you can use.


"Money on Purpose" by Shayna Lear

Are you a Saver, Spender, Giver, or Investor? How does your financial personality, revealed by these four biblical purposes of money, affect your financial future?


"The Star Book for Stewardship" by Clifford A. Jones Sr.

Practical and biblical resources for church leaders to make stewardship a vital part of congregational life and discipleship.


Intended for ministry leaders of all types, this volume offers practical wisdom for developing healthy patterns of behavior in all areas of personal and vocational life--including a chapter on financial management. Sample that chapter for free--or order the book at www.judsonpress.com!

With Thanks



Your partner in practical mission education. Offering interactive, intercultural, and incarnational learning experiences that respond to current trends in leadership training, critically engage the cultural moment for justice, and innovate mission education with emerging generations.


Partnering with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.


Helping consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.