Groups and Mentoring
North Point Ministries offers two formats for MoneyWise: a group environment and one-on-one mentoring. Don’t be afraid to test different formats. The important thing is for you to find out what works best for you
Groups give individuals and couples a taste of community. Groups are geared toward participants looking for education and the ability to implement what they learn in their groups on their own at home. Groups meet for nine weeks and are offered several times a year. There are two options for group environments: small group and large group. Each small group has between 8 and 12 participants and at least one leader. Large groups are usually held at the church with a host and table leaders to help guide the discussion.
All MoneyWise groups utilize the Financial Peace University curriculum by Dave Ramsey. Some of the topics covered include: saving, budgeting, debt reduction, communication, accountability, investing, and buying or selling your home.
Mentoring is offered for those who want/need more individual attention and accountability and/or don’t feel comfortable in a group setting. Mentoring consists of six sessions over three months with an assigned mentor.
All participants (and leaders) read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Leaders use the book alongside a guide we’ve developed to help navigate the discussion at each mentoring session. Participants are asked to read at least the first eight chapters of the book during the first five sessions of the program. During each session, leaders coach participants on budgeting, tracking expenses, and other best practices specific to their circumstances.
Mentoring Milestones shows each participant’s progress and gives the leader goals and objectives for each session.