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Wealth-Building Resources

Wealth-Building Resources for Faith Communities & Leaders

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth.

The Murray Center works with faith leaders and communities to bring them essential knowledge on financial literacy. Our goal is to help you uplift yourself and your community. The Murray Center envisions churches and congregations becoming centers of financial fitness, benefiting their members, their communities and ultimately, their bottom line.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Invite your members to one of our wealth-building workshops. We are hosting a workshop with Spanish translation on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Don’t miss it! Register here:
  • If your church is interested in partnering with us, contact Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard.
  • Start a wealth-building ministry at your congregation. Check out our guide here:

How to Start a Wealth-Building Ministry at Your Church


The Financial Fitness Program is held with support from CIT/One West Bank. We encourage faith leaders to use their Personal Finance Empowered website to educate yourself and your community. It a great tool to use as part of Wealth-Building Ministry.

Personal Finance Empowered

CIT/OneWest Bank’s Personal Finance Empowered website provides information on money basics, such as savings and investing, preventing elder fraud, planning and managing retirement, paying for college and buying a home. Use their Roadmap to Financial Strength to access personalized learning according to your needs.


Build Your Wealth – A Virtual Lunch and Learn

Find out how to take control of your financial future. Join us for our next workshop:

Construya su Riqueza: Un almuerzo y aprendizaje virtual

The presentation will be English with Spanish translation available. The materials will be in Spanish.
La presentación será traducida del inglés al español y los materiales estarán en español.

Miércoles, 30 de Marzo de 2022 a las 12:30 pm PST
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 12:30 pm PST
Register here: