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 , 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 will be available in August. The “Personal Finance” class is the most popular and we encourage all members to take this class. The exact date and time will be announced at a later date. Those who have signed up will be contacted directly with detailed information.
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
Life changing experience. My education and career are on a clear and focused path. I know what I'm doing.
Best 12 weeks my wife and I have spent together. Everything is different. We now know the Lord cares about both our spiritual and temporal lives.
I have made some significant changes in the way I do business. I now know how to include the Lord in my daily work and qualify for His blessings and guidance.
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.
Upcoming self-reliance related events.
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.
• Job search assistance
• Career counseling
• Career workshops
• Resumes and power statements
• Interview skills
• Learn to network
• 6 Steps to Starting Your Job Search
• 7 Myths About Careers
• Local Employment Resources
• Unemployment Assistance
• LDS Church Employment Specialist Training
• Education counseling
• Scholarship workshops
• Search for scholarships
• Application assistance
• Training for groups
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 resources
• Small business counseling
• Networking resources
• Select business articles
• 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 resources
• Family or individual counseling
• Budgeting assistance
• Financial planning assistance
• 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
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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.
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