Course Description

Today, there's no end to the amount of readily, freely available financial knowledge. And yet, there's also no end to the number of people who struggle to get the money thing right. This 7-session course — designed for use as a small group study or video-based workshop — will fill in the missing pieces of the financial puzzle.

Learn how to connect your use of money to your life purpose as you gain practical, biblical guidance on everything from building savings to ditching debt, and from living generously to spending wisely. With video-based instruction, group discussion, and individual activities, you'll discover how to use money in ways that are more productive, more satisfying, and more glorifying to God.

Ordering Information

The videos. The package of seven video segments costs $29.95. After you place your order, you'll be able to watch the videos online or download them to your computer.

The discussion guides. Each participant in a Money. Purpose. Joy. small group should have his or her own Discussion Guide (couples can share one), which are available from Amazon for $9.99 each. For orders of 20 or more, you may purchase them directly from the author for $8.00 each and free shipping. Just send an e-mail with the number you would like to order and the shipping address.

If you are offering a Money. Purpose. Joy. small group at your church, it is highly recommended that you make a bulk purchase of discussion guides and then resell them to participants.

Praise for Money. Purpose. Joy. 

“Quite possibly the greatest failure of the modern church is to provide our culture with an alternative to how the world views money. If you want someone that is leading the charge to influence a culture back to biblical financial principles, Matt can help. With clarity, humor, and practical insights, Matt delivers a workshop that is geared towards changing people’s hearts and minds about money.” – Ashley Wooldridge, Senior Pastor, Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ

“Matt Bell is, I believe, one of today’s outstanding communicators. Money. Purpose. Joy. is a tremendous integration of faith and finances. I recommend it enthusiastically.” – Ron Blue, President, Kingdom Advisors

What past participants of the Money. Purpose. Joy. workshop have said

“I loved how practical it was and that each principle tied to the Word.”

“Matt is a very skilled teacher. He breaks down complex concepts into manageable chunks and makes you believe you can do this.”

“Fantastic! I thought this was a topic I knew a lot about, but there was so much I learned.”

“It was super helpful. It enabled pointed, constructive conversations with my spouse about finances and our goals.”


Matt Bell

Matt Bell began his career as a radio journalist, with his work airing on National Public Radio, the NBC Radio Network, and several other networks. His reporting earned national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and United Press International.Today, Matt is a full-time personal finance writer and speaker, blogging at Matt About Money and serving as Managing Editor at Sound Mind Investing while speaking at churches, universities, and other venues throughout the country. He is the author of four books and two video-based small group studies, has been quoted in USA TODAY, U.S. News and World Report, the Chicago Tribune, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, has written for, and has been a guest on WGN-TV and several nationally syndicated radio talk shows.Matt holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, where he wrote a thesis about the emergence of America's consumer culture and its influence on people's beliefs and behaviors.Matt lives with his wife and their three young children in the Louisville area.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session One

    • Remember Who You Are

  • 2

    Session Two

    • Plan to Succeed

  • 3

    Session Three

    • Give Some Away

  • 4

    Session Four

    • Put Some Away

  • 5

    Session Five

    • Avoid the Bondage of Debt

  • 6

    Session Six

    • Build Wealth Slowly

  • 7

    Session Seven

    • Spend Smart