Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups
Highland Utah East Stake

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 [2010], 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

Feb 21
2019

Personal Finance Group

Group sessions will begin February 21st as decided by the group.
All are invited to attend. Come and join a group to learn about personal finance, budgeting, protecting your family, and investing for the future. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.
Feb 21
2019

Starting And Growing My Business Group

Group sessions will begin February 21st as decided by the group.
All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about starting and growing your business including principles of business growth, building a customer base, managing cash flow and capital, marketing and more. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.
Feb 21
2019

Find A Better Job Group

Group sessions will begin February 21st as decided by the group.
All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about finding a better job.  Whether you are unemployed or just wanting to find a better opportunity, the group will cover principles of searching for opportunities, networking, creating personal power statements, resumes and job search techniques.  Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Feb 21
2019

Education For Better Work Group

Group sessions will begin February 21st as decided by the group.
All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about education for better work.  Course explores career paths, researches chosen opportunities, training requirements and schooling options.  Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Visit the official website for Self-Reliance Services

Self-reliance is the “ability, commitment, and effort to provide 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.”

Find online manuals, materials, videos and trainings for the Self-Reliance Initiative.

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Local Services and Resources

Many organizations in our community provide wonderful resources and services to meet the needs of individuals and families. Click on the resource directory link below to begin to discover the available resources.

Events

Upcoming self-reliance related events.

Find other local community events related to Self-Reliance topics. Listed events are not sponsored nor endorsed by the LDS Church.

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STANDING READY TO ASSIST.

The American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center is staffed by Church Service Missionaries ready to assist in four core areas of Self-Reliance including employment, education, business and personal finance.

Phone: (801) 756-6079
Address: 437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT 84003
Email: wel-ec-amerfork@ldschurch.org
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-Th
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American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center

Support services and resources are offered at the American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center. All are welcome to access the services available at the center.

Employment

CENTER SERVICES
• Job search assistance
• Career counseling
• Career workshops
• Resumes and power statements
• Interview skills
• Learn to network

QUICK RESOURCES
6 Steps to Starting Your Job Search
7 Myths About Careers
Local Employment Resources
Unemployment Assistance
LDS Church Employment Specialist Training

Education

CENTER SERVICES
• Education counseling
• Scholarship workshops
• Search for scholarships
• Application assistance
• Training for groups

QUICK RESOURCES
What is the Best Education Path?
Choosing a Major
LDS Church Education System
Utah Higher Education System
Utah Technical Colleges
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Analyze Your Career Track

SMall Business

CENTER SERVICES
• Small business resources
• Small business counseling
• Networking resources
• Select business articles

QUICK RESOURCES
20 Right and Wrong Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Utah Business Assistance
Utah Financing Resources
Utah County Small Business Development Center - Orem
Small Business Administration Online Tools and Resources

Personal Finance

CENTER SERVICES
• Personal finance resources
• Family or individual counseling
• Budgeting assistance
• Financial planning assistance

QUICK RESOURCES
5 Steps to Financial Well-Being
• Start Your Budget (companion to the Self-Reliance Personal Finance group)
- Google Spreadsheet Template
- Microsoft Excel Temaplate
Busting Your Debt
15 Financial Calculators
Principles of Good Family Finance

Searching for a job?

Assistance with your job search can begin by building your profile on LDSJobs.org and connecting with the local leaders and the Self-Reliance Resource Center for assistance.

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“And it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine. But it must needs be done in mine own way . . . For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things.” D&C 104: 15-17

The American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center is designed to assist leaders, individuals and families with self-reliance services and resources. Please contact us for assistance. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Address

437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT

Hours

9:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-Th

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