Financial Literacy

Your financial well-being is important. Whether you are paying for seminary, carrying credit card debt or looking ahead at the fiscal side of your ministry, Perkins wants to empower you to make wise financial decisions.

We take an encompassing view of your financial health so you can effectively take charge of your own financial path through seminary while learning valuable leadership skills for ministry.

The Perkins Financial Literacy Program is free to our students. Online resources also are available upon request.

We are graciously sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., where we are honored to share in the endowment's Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers.

 

Financial Literacy 2021

This year, the Perkins FLP will introduce you to a MENU of events and resources with the FLP Cafe.  If you are HUNGRY for more financial knowledge and less stress, you will SAVOR the tid-bits of information we will provide in the coming months. These virtual events will feature experts on a variety of financial topics, plus giveaways!

To attend any of the events below, RSVP to Jean Nixon, Enrollment Management Operations Associate, at 214-768-4643 or jeann@smu.edu.

2020-2021 Event Schedule 

September 14
Introduction to FLP: Meet and Greet
October 14 Community Worship featuring Perkins alumnus Rev. Sumesh Jacob
November 10 Budgets featuring Perkins Executive Board member Sara Pantin
December 4 Save & Snack
January 20 Decisions & Donuts
February 15
Costs & Cake
March 16 A Panel & Pizza
April 8 Theology & Craft
 

More Resources

16 Ways to Financially Survive Seminary

FLP Budget Inventory Worksheet

Pastors as Entrepreneurs