- My Path to Self-Reliance
- My Foundation
- Starting and Growing My Business
- Personal Finances
- Find a Better Job
- Education for Better Work
This booklet has been developed to assist priesthood leaders as they exercise their keys, implement these new tools, and help members help themselves toward self-reliance.
- Laboring unto Self-Reliance
- How to Use My Path
- I Will Provide for My Saints
- The Stake Self-Reliance Committee
- The Stake Self-Reliance Committee Meeting
- Stake Self-Reliance Specialists
- Helping Ward Councils
- How to Form Self-Reliance Groups
This training booklet helps facilitators to understand self-reliance groups and their role in the group learning process. It can be used in stake self-reliance committee trainings or reviewed individually.
- I Will Provide for My Saints
- My Purpose
- How to Facilitate a Group
- “Go and Do” Learning
- Self-Reliance Groups
- How to: Prepare
- How to Lead: Report
- How to Lead: My Foundation
- How to Lead: Learn
- How to Lead: Ponder
- How to Lead: Commit
- How to: Manage Meetings
Stakes or wards hold regular My Path to Self-Reliance devotionals. These devotionals start members on the path to self-reliance by helping them understand the importance of self-reliance, assess their current level of self-reliance, determine the skills and income needed to become temporally self-reliant, and select the self-reliance group that will help them reach that goal. The My Path to Self-Reliance workbook facilitates this process. My Path to Self-Reliance can also be used individually, with a priesthood leader, with a self-reliance specialist, or in a self-reliance center.
My Foundation has been prepared to help members of the Church learn and put into practice principles of faith, education, hard work, and trust in the Lord. Accepting and living these principles will better enable you to receive the temporal blessings promised by the Lord.
Principle 1: Self-Reliance is a Principle of Salvation
Principle 2: Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ
Principle 3: Manage Money
Principle 4: Repent and Be Obedient
Principle 5: Use Time Wisely
Principle 6: Work: Take Responsibility and Persevere
Principle 7: Solve Problems
Principle 8: Become One, Serve Together
Principle 9: Communicate: Petition and Listen
Principle 10: Show Integrity
Principle 11: Seek Learning: Resolve Where You Are Going and How to Get There
Principle 12: Receive Temple Ordinances
Principle: Live a Balanced Life
This self-reliance group will help you learn to make wise business decisions as you start or grow a business. The goal of this group is not only to help you with your business; it is also to help you act in greater obedience and faith in the Lord and receive His promised blessings of temporal and spiritual self-reliance. Members practice key business principles for self-employment such as record keeping, marketing, and cash management. Participants will also need a copy of the booklet My Foundation for Self-Reliance.
Chapter 1: How do I Start or Improve My Business?
Chapter 2: What do People Want to Buy?
- Business on a Stick
- Selecting the Right Business
- Talking to Business Owners
- Joseph and John: Medical Products
- Talking to Customers
Chapter 3: How do I Buy My Product and Set the Sales Price?
- A Bigger Truck
- Don't Close Your Business: Part I
- Don't Close Your Business: Part II
- Talking to Suppliers
Chapter 4: How do I Know if My Business is Making a Profit?
Chapter 5: How do I Separate My Business and Family Money?
- Don't Kill the Chickens: Part I
- Don't Kill the Chickens: Part II
- Don't Kill the Chickens: Part III
- Your Water Business
- Daniel and Christiana: General Store
Chapter 6: How is my Business Progressing?
Chapter 7: How Will I Grow My Business?
Chapter 8: How Much can I Afford to Invest to Grow My Business?
- Can I Afford More Assets? (Part I)
- Rosanny: Hot Food
- How Much Cash Is Available?
- Can I Afford More Assets? (Part II)
Chapter 9: How do I Know if I should Use a Loan to Grow My Business?
Chapter 10: How Will I Attract More Customers and Close Sales?
- Sell, Sell, Sell (Part I)
- Sell, Sell, Sell (Part II)
- Please Buy Something!
- Ask, Listen, Suggest
Chapter 11: How Will I Increase My Profits?
Chapter 12: How do I Continue to Improve My Business?
For those who want better control over their finances. Group members will learn how to eliminate debt, protect against financial hardship, and invest in the future. They will create a financial plan and follow a budget. Spouses are encouraged to attend together. This workbook includes the booklet My Foundation for Self-Reliance.
Chapter 1: Becoming a Wise and Faithful Steward
Chapter 2: Becoming Unified in Our Approach to Finances
Chapter 3: Paying Tithes and Offerings
Chapter 4: Creating a Budget
Chapter 5: Sticking to a Budget
For those who are looking for work or a better job. Group members will learn to identify opportunities, network, present themselves professionally, and prepare for job interviews. They will also set goals for contacts and interviews. This workbook includes the booklet My Foundation for Self-Reliance.
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Networking
Chapter 3: Match Your Skills to the Employer’s Needs
Chapter 4: Power Statements
Chapter 5: Better Written Materials
Chapter 6: Nail the Interview Part 1
Chapter 7: Nail the Interview Part 2
Chapter 8: Practice Interviews
Chapter 9: Accelerate Your Job Search
Chapter 10: Succeed at Work
For those who need additional education or training to get a job. Group members will research, create, and present career and education plans. They will also spend time each week practicing skills that will help them be more effective learners. This workbook includes the booklet My Foundation for Self-Reliance.
Chapter 1: The Glory of God is Intelligence
Chapter 2: Prepare for Success
Chapter 5: Choose a Program of Study
Chapter 8: Create an Environment for Success