MM-15 Money Matters: Managing money God’s way (Chinese)

Note 1. This module is an elective for the Marketplace Transformation Certificate.


Jesus knows about our preoccupation with money! The Bible has more than 2,000 verses about money or wealth management. The verses about money are five times more than prayer. 16 out of 38 of Christ’s parables deal with money.

This course will explore the spiritual aspects of money and the application of biblical financial management principles in order to manage personal wealth wisely and become a good steward entrusted by God and in accordance with God’s heart.

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully completing this course, the students should have:

  1. An awareness of the spiritual significance of money and why it can be an idol.
  2. An appreciation of biblical stewardship and our responsibilities in using, giving, and investing money.
  3. A clarity in making better decision as we become aware of the impact of money in our daily life and in Kingdom of God.

Time Investment:

  • Class Time (16 hours – 8 classes @ 2 hours)
  • Reading (14 hours)
  • Assignment (15 hours)

Total 45 hours*

*Times are approximate. If spread over 12 weeks, it would involve about three or four hours per week.

Completion Schedule:

Participants should complete a module within 6 months from the day of registration. Upon satisfactory completion, the participant will receive a diploma/badge of completion for that module.

Requirements for MM-15:

  1. Class time (approx. 20 hours)
    Lecture Content Readings
    1 What is Money?
    • What is Money anyway?
    • Spiritual Roots of Money
    Money Matters, Ch. 3
    2 God & Caesar: The Complicated Problem of Dualism Money Matters, Ch. 4
    3 What does the Bible say about Money?
    4 Capitalism & Markets: Christian Challenge Money Matters, Ch. 5
    5 Stewardship and Money
    • Biblical stewardship
    • God’s roles/Our roles
    • What is a faithful steward?
    Money Matters, Ch. 8
    Your Money Counts Ch. 3 & 4
    6 Debt
    • Cost of debt
    • Biblical views on debt
    • Is there a good debt?
    • Practical Steps to Get Out of Debt
    Your Money Counts Ch. 5 & 6
    7 Tithes and Giving
    • Biblical views on Tithes and Giving
    • Caring for Poor and Needy Neighbours
    Money Matters, Ch. 8
    Your Money Counts Ch. 9
    8 Saving and Investing
    • Biblical view on Saving and Investing
    • Responsible Investing
    Your Money Counts Ch. 11
    9 Developing Godly Attitudes Toward Money
    • Choice of lifestyle
    • Right perspective of Healthy and Wealthy
    • Teaching the next generation
    Money Matters, Ch. 9
    Your Money Counts Ch 13, 15 & 16
    10 Investing in Eternity
    • What are your True Riches?
    • Legacy and Investing in Heaven
    Money Matters, Ch. 10
  2. Readings (10 hours)
    • Required Readings:
      1. Stevens, R. Paul & Lim, Clive. Money Matters: Faith, Life, and Wealth. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2021.
      2. Howard Dayton. Your Money Counts. Compass, 1996. [戴浩華著, 董家範譯 。《理財贏家》(台灣冠冕真道理財協會, 2003)]
    • Further Reading:
      1. Blomberg, Craig. Neither Wealth nor Poverty: A biblical theology of material possessions. Downers Grove, Intervarsity Press, 1999. [ 克萊格.布魯姆伯格著, 沈嘉懿 & 蔡清徽譯。 《使我不窮也不富:從聖經神學看財富》(台灣: 友友文化, 2020)]
      2. Daniel M. Bell Jr. The economy of desire : Christianity and capitalism in a postmodern world, Baker Academic , 2012.[丹尼爾.貝爾二世著《欲望經濟學:在資本主義社會中,基督徒應該懂的事》(台灣:校園書房, 2022)]
  3. Assignments
    The purpose of this assignment is to make sure you have found some way to apply what you have learned.

    A personal reflection or application: How has your own view on money been affected by engaging in this module? This can be a general reflection or be a specific aspect on how you will make a change in a specific area such as ownership, tithes and giving, saving and investing, lifestyles, retirement, investing in Kingdom of God. (1,000 words)

Basis of Grading Weight
Research Evidence that there has been serious study of the issue with appropriate use of footnotes or end notes 25%
Integration Indication that the participant has attempted to understand the subject or issue from the perspective of God’s purpose as revealed in Scripture 25%
Application Evidence that the truth[s] has not simply stayed as a mental exercise but there is genuine application and additional learning through the practical exercise 25%
Style The competency exercise is well written with appropriate reference to sources 25%


Class Discussions 20%
Assignment 80%


Each module costs HK$1500, which includes teaching materials, videos and case studies. Participants who are committed to complete all 5 modules as required by the Certificate of Marketplace Transformation Program may apply to “The Gail and Paul Stevens IMT Scholarship” for half or full sponsorship subject to the conditions specified.


MM-15 Money Matters: Managing money God’s way

  • Chinese class: Register here
  • English class is coming soon. It will be available in 2021/2022.
    Let me know when it starts a new course.
  • Enquiry for registration and payment:

List of Available Modules for IMT-HK Certificate Course (English and Chinese titles)

MM-1 Marketplace Theology and Ministry 職場神學與服事
MM-4 Taking Your Soul to Work (Marketplace Spiritual Formation) 帶著靈魂上班(職場靈性操練)
MM-6 Marketplace Mentoring 職場友師
MM-8 The Soul of Leadership* 領導的靈魂*
MM-9 Business Ethics* 商業道德*
MM-10 Marketplace Pastoring 職場牧養
MM-11 Vocational Discernment 召命與工作
MM-12 Theology of Work 工作神學
MM-14 Entrepreneurship and Innovation*創業與創新*
MM-15 Money Matters: Managing money God’s way *金錢真重要: 按上帝的心意理財*
MM-17 Stewardship and Management 管家與管理

*Chinese Materials and Instruction is to be prepared and ready in 2021

Scroll to Top