The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 3067 Ooltewah Ringgold Road in Ooltewah, is offering self-reliance services. These services are free and open to the public. The next round of classes begin after Labor Day, and a forthcoming announcement will provide date and time of a devotional set to begin the classes.
The Self-reliance program includes four types of groups – personal finance; how to find a better job; education for better work; and starting and growing my business. Participants can select which group best fits their needs, or participate in multiple groups, if their schedules permit.
The doctrine of self-reliance, according to LDS.org, is based on three key teachings – that “All things, including temporal concerns, are spiritual matters to God;” “God can and will provide a way for His righteous children to become self-reliant;” and “Self-reliance is an essential commandment” of Heavenly Father’s plan.”
Self-reliance is “the ability for us to provide the necessities of life for ourselves and our family members,” the First Presidency of the Church said. A booklet has been prepared to help individuals and families “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.”
The First Presidency, which includes the prophet and his two counselors, reminds participants, “You are a child of God. He loves you and will never forsake you. He knows you and is ready to extend to you the spiritual and temporal blessings of self-reliance.”
For more information, visit https://www.lds.org/topics/pef-self-reliance?lang=eng&old=true