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Self-Reliance Resource Center

This is not an official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Content is intended to share local resources and information with the community for use in helping individuals and families with self-reliance efforts. Individuals and leaders should validate and verify suitability of each resource before using or recommending.

Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups


In September 2020, the Orem Utah Timpview Stake will start Self-Reliance courses. As your stake presidency, we invite you to prayerfully consider participating in one of these groups. 

Group options will include Personal Finance, Starting and Growing My Business, Find a Better Job, Education for Better Work and a new course called Emotional Resilience.  These courses help participants improver their self-reliance and relationship with the Lord. 

Emotional Resilience is a 10-week course, which is defined as “the ability to adapt to emotional challenges with courage and faith centered in Jesus Christ, helping others as best you can, and reaching out for additional help when needed.” The skills learned in this course are invaluable during the turbulent, emotionally challenging times we are all living through, times when our greatest support will come from reaching out to the Savior for His guidance and assistance. This will be the debut for this new course from the Church which has been much anticipated. 

Watch the video "I Have a New Understanding of His Interest in Me” below to find out more about Self-Reliance Groups.  After examining these materials, if you have further questions, please contact our Stake Self-Reliance Specialists, Boyd and Shiree Thurston (801-225-9183; shireethurston@hotmail.com 

As your stake presidency, we invite you to prayerfully consider participating in one of these groups. If you would like to participate, please click a "Register" link below and indicate which one of the courses you are interested in attending. 

Registration deadline for all groups is August 30. 

Please register for only one group. Courses will begin on a weekday evening during the week of September 8th. Everyone who registers will be contacted to determine the most convenient day and time for your group’s meetings.  

Sept
2020

Emotional Resilience Group

All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about increasing your resilience, building health thinking patterns, managing stress and anxiety, building healthy relationship and so much more. Groups are formed and meet for 10 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Manual and Videos

Sept
2020

Starting And Growing My Business

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.

Click here for additional local resources for this course.
Sept
2020

Find A Better Job

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.

Click here for additional local resources for this course.
Sept
2020

Education For Better Work

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.

Click here for additional local resources for this course.

Participant Testimonials

Local Services and Resources

Resources Directory

Many church and community organizations provide wonderful resources and services to meet the needs of individuals and families on their path to greater self-reliance. Click on the resource directory link below to begin to discover the available resources. Council with your mentor, minister or other church leader about how to potentially use these resources to find help and learn to become more fully self-reliant.

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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 Employment Resource Center for assistance.

Online assistance programs now available (via Zoom): 

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Build Your Self-Reliance Plan

Individuals or families may use the Self-Reliance Plan form on their own or with the assistance of a mentor. The form helps assess needs, income, and expenses, identify available resources, identify service opportunities, and develop specific objectives to becoming more self-reliant.

Download the Self-Reliance Plan form
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Self-Reliance Initiative

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.”  Join a group sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in your area.  See upcoming groups.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Find opportunities to serve.

Use Your Talents to Help A Neighbor

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President taught, "some of the most significant needs we can meet are within our own families, among our friends, in our wards, and in our communities...Heavenly Father may have placed those who need us closest to us, knowing that we are best suited to meet their needs." Contact your local Stake Self-Reliance Committee, your Church leaders or community organization and let them know you are ready to use your talents to serve.

Find Opportunities In The Community with JustServe

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.

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