Financial Grace believes that the following training requirements benefit all trainees by being Scriptural, and also by minimizing future financial risks and costs, ensuring proper financial accountability, and encouraging sound financial practices:
A. Be a professing Christian according to Biblical principles. Romans 10:9-10, John 3:3
B. Be in agreement with the following Statement of Faith:
1. I believe in the triune God of the Bible. He is one God Who is revealed in three distinct Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
2. I believe Jesus Christ was God in the flesh—fully God and fully man.
3. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, was bodily resurrected on the third day, and now is seated in the heavens at the right hand of God, the Father.
4. I believe that all people are born with a sinful nature and can be saved from eternal death only by trusting in Christ’s atoning death and resurrection to save us from our sins and give us eternal life.
Statement of Faith Scripture references: Genesis 1:26, Luke 1:35, Luke 3:21-22, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:18-20, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-2, John 1:14, Hebrews 1:1-4, John 5:18, Colossians 1:15-20, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 4:15, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, John 8:46, Hebrews 4:14-15, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, 1 John 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:3, John 1:29, Hebrews 9:11-14, Hebrews 10:10-12, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 Corinthians 15:20-21, John 2:18-21, Luke 24:38-40, Matthew 26:64, Mark 16:19, Acts 2:32-33, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 5:12-21, Romans 3:9-11, Romans 3:23, John 14:6, John 3:3, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 20:30-31, Romans 10:8-13
C. Attend church regularly (at least three out of four weeks per month that one’s health or the
weather permits). Hebrews 10:25 If it is not possible for someone to attend church, he or she must submit a letter giving the details.
D. Believe that Christians are to bear one another’s burdens as taught in the Bible. (Galatians 6:2; Philippians 2:4)
E. Agree to not abuse any legal or prescribed substance and abstain totally from illegal drugs
and recreational use of marijuana. (Romans 13:1; I Corinthians 6:12)
F. Choose option one or two regarding the use of alcohol. (Ephesians 5:18)
Option 1. Abstain totally from all beverages containing alcohol (wine used for communion only is an approved exception).
Option 2. Limit consumption of alcohol to moderate amounts so as to never drink to
G. Abstain from any sexual activity outside of traditional Biblical marriage as designed by
God between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5, I Corinthians 6:18)
H. Agree to practice good health measures in accordance with the principle that your
body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
I. Be in agreement that when you have a dispute with a fellow Christian, and your fellow
Christian is willing to submit that dispute to fellow believers for resolution, you are
not to sue each other in the civil courts or other government agency (I Corinthians 6:1-8)
Also, a person initiating a governmental proceeding against Financial Grace to become a program trainee would disqualify himself from qualifying for the Grace program.
J. Sign and send a Training Continuation Form each year while enrolled within the program confirming that the trainee is meeting the above requirements. (Proverbs 10:9)
K. Have the trainee’s pastor or church leader sign a statement confirming that the trainee meets the above requirements. (Hebrews 13:17)
The trainee will be required to complete an application form agreeing to these requirements and providing personal background and financial information. Annually, the trainee will need to
confirm that he/she meets these requirements while enrolled in the Grace Program.