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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.”

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Provo Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups

For the past two years, our stake has been implementing the Church’s twelve-week program of self-reliance courses, designed to help all members of the Church acquire the ability, commitment, and make the effort to provide for the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. 

On Sunday, January, 2020, the Provo Utah Stake will introduce 4 different courses-- Personal Finances, Starting and Growing My Business, Find a Better Job and Education for Better Work. These twelve-week courses provide group members with opportunities to learn and grow both spiritually and temporally. We invite you to consider enrolling in one of these courses. Feedback from previous participants is overwhelmingly positive. Many blessings have come to our stake members who have taken these classes. We are confident that these same kinds of blessings will come to you too.

We invite you - if you have not already done so - to prayerfully consider participating in one of these groups. If you would like to participate, please click the "register" buttons below and indicate which of one of courses you are interested in attending.

Please plan to attend an important, one-hour organizational/information meeting on January 5.   You will be personally contacted to notify you of this meeting’s time and location. At the meeting, registrants will be organized into groups, meet the facilitator for their group, and together decide on when and where you’ll hold weekly meetings. Within a week thereafter, the first of the twelve group meetings will be held.


Upcoming self-reliance related events.

January 5, 2020

Kickoff Devotional

Stake Center at 6:30 PM. All are invited to attend. Come and learn about the 4 areas of self-reliance to choose from including personal finance, business, education and employment. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.  Groups will begin the week of January 12.

Personal Finance Goup

Group sessions will begin the week of January 12.  
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.

Starting and Growing My Business

Group sessions will begin the week of January 12.
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.

Find a Better Job

Group sessions will begin the week of January 12. 
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.

Education for Better Work

Group sessions will begin the week of January 12.
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.

The short video below gives one man's testimony of the value of the Personal Finance course in his personal life. Please take a moment to watch the video to better understand how you may greatly benefit from participation in one of these courses.

BYU-Pathway Worldwide

For the vast majority of church members throughout the world, attending a church college or university on campus is not a possibility, primarily because of cost, time and location. 

BYU-Pathway Worldwide offers higher education - online - without ever requiring a student to come to a campus.

Sept. 3, 2019 is the application deadline for classes that will begin on September 16, 2019

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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. Together we can help one another become more self-reliance. Click on the resource directory link below to begin to discover the available resources.


Your fellow neighbors stand ready to assist you. Click on the link to submit a request for assistance or volunteer. Please let us know what you can offer others as well. Together we can achieve greater self-reliance.



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

Phone: (801) 818-6161
Address: 701 W. Columbia Lane Provo, UT 84604
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Provo Employment Resource Center

Support services and resources are offered at the Provo 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

• 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

• 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 Provo Employment 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 702 W. Columbia Ln. Provo, UT 84604
Hours 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-F
Phone 801-818-6161


Find opportunities to serve.

Use your talents to help another

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 Self-Reliance Committee and share your skills to help others achieve greater self-reliance.


Just Serve 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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