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Discipleship Program

Overview

Our Discipleship Program offers a unique Jesus-inspired approach to bookkeeping, which integrates love, respect, courage, boldness, and confidence with practical financial skills. This comprehensive year-long program is designed to transform students into proficient bookkeepers ready to tackle real-world financial challenges with integrity and expertise.

Program Structure

1. Foundational Bookkeeping Basics (First 3 Months)

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping: Grasp the fundamental principles and the vital role of bookkeeping in managing finances.

  • Accounting Terminology: Learn essential bookkeeping terminology and concepts to build a strong foundation.

  • Basic Financial Statements: Develop the skills to prepare and interpret income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

  • Ethical Practices: Infuse ethical standards and Jesus-inspired principles into bookkeeping practices.

2. Hands-On QuickBooks Online Training (Remaining 9 Months)

  • QuickBooks Online Essentials: Navigate the QuickBooks Online interface, set up accounts, and customize settings.

  • Daily Transactions: Record sales, expenses, invoices, and payments with precision.

  • Reconciliation: Master bank and credit card reconciliations for accurate financial tracking.

  • Payroll Processing: Efficiently set up and manage payroll for small businesses.

  • Financial Reporting: Generate and analyze financial reports to provide actionable business insights.

  • Tax Preparation: Prepare and understand necessary documentation for tax filing.

  • Advanced Features: Utilize advanced QuickBooks features such as inventory tracking, project management, and job costing.

Real-World Experience

A hallmark of our program is the unparalleled opportunity to manage actual client accounts, providing real-world experience that goes beyond theoretical knowledge.

  • Client Account Assignment: Each student will be assigned one or more client accounts, simulating the responsibilities of a professional bookkeeper.

  • Guided Practice: Receive step-by-step guidance through each bookkeeping task to ensure comprehensive understanding and skill development.

  • Full Cleanup Projects: Engage in full bookkeeping cleanups, addressing and resolving real financial challenges faced by clients.

Certification and Beyond

Upon completion of the program, students will take the QuickBooks Online Certification exam and the Bookkeeper Certification exam to validate their expertise and understanding of cohesive financial management.

  • QuickBooks Online Certification: Demonstrates proficiency in using QuickBooks Online for various bookkeeping tasks.

  • Bookkeeper Certification: Proves comprehensive knowledge and understanding of bookkeeping principles and practices.

Post-Program Opportunities

Graduates have the choice to either:

  • Branch Out Independently: Use the skills and certifications acquired to start your own bookkeeping practice.

  • Do-One-Teach-One: Stay with the program to mentor and teach another individual for one year, passing on the knowledge and skills you've gained.

Benefits

  • Practical Experience: Gain invaluable experience that surpasses simulations and hypothetical scenarios.

  • Professional Mentorship: Receive personalized mentorship and support from experienced bookkeepers and instructors.

  • Confidence and Competence: Graduate with the confidence to handle real-world bookkeeping tasks and the competence to excel in a professional setting.

  • Jesus-Inspired Approach: Embrace a holistic approach that integrates faith-based values into your professional development.

Conclusion

The Discipleship Program is more than just a bookkeeping course; it's a transformative journey that equips you with the skills, experience, and a Jesus-inspired foundation to succeed in the world of finance. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn bookkeeping through managing actual client accounts, ensuring you are truly prepared for any bookkeeping challenge. Complete the program, earn your certifications, and choose your path—whether branching out on your own or staying to mentor the next generation of bookkeepers.

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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