The Self-Reliance Initiative is an inspired program, designed to help all members of the Church to improve their personal and family circumstances. Great blessings are made available to us as we follow heaven sent counsel from our leaders. Simply put, self-reliance is principle of salvation, both temporal and spiritual.
The aim of the Self-Reliance Initiative is to help individuals help themselves become self-reliant. Self-reliance is more than having a good job, food storage, or money in the bank. Self-reliance is “the ability, commitment, and effort to provide for the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. As members become self-reliant, they are also better able to serve and care for others,” and work is enthroned as a ruling principle in their lives (Handbook 2: Administering the Church , 6.1.1).
By your own desire or with encouragement of a trusted friend or leader, you have come to this website seeking more information. We encourage you to register for one of four (4) classes that are available below. The “Personal Finance” class is the most popular and we encourage all members to take this class.
We look forward to having you join a group. We are confident that we will have many sign up for the “Personal Finance” class. If you desire to take one of the other classes and we determine that there are not enough members to fill it within our stake, we will reach out to neighboring stakes to find a class for you.
By way of information, more Self-Reliance information is available at the Church website - lds.org/self-reliance.
My the Lord bless and inspire you on your path to self-reliance.
Highland Utah East Stake Presidency
Tyler W. Sheffield
Ronald L. Davis
Rodney J. Lisonbee