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Good Sense Movement

The Good Sense Movement is a non-denominational Christian ministry that encourages financial freedom through resources and training. The Good Sense Movement began as a financial stewardship ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL in 1989. It was started by a group of volunteers with the purpose to teach, train and support the church congregation in the area of personal finances. Dick Towner became the first full-time Director[1] in 1992. In 1999 the Good Sense Movement moved to the Willow Creek Association (now known as Global Leadership Network). There the Good Sense team began adapting the Good Sense resources and training experiences for utilization by other churches. The Good Sense books, videos and workshops launched in 2002 and have been used by over 5,000 churches and organizations throughout the United States and around the world.[2] Dick Towner wrote on the importance of financial stewardship in the Christian church in Christianity Today.[3]

In 2011 the Good Sense Movement officially became an independent 501(c)(3) organization under the leadership of president Sid Yeomans and is now based in Crystal Lake, IL. The focus continues to be to help individuals, churches, ministries, and organizations transform their finances and transform their lives in accord with Biblical teaching.

The Good Sense Movement does 3 things: First, create resources and experiences for churches, ministries, organizations, and individuals to teach, train and support individuals and families in becoming responsible with their financial resources. Second, promote awareness within the Christian community regarding how easily money can become a rival god and impair a person’s relationship to God, as well as promote awareness for how good it is to align your finances with the wisdom of the Bible. Third, provide encouragement and training to Christian leaders as they establish stewardship ministries within their local communities.[2]

The Good Sense Movement has developed several resources that guide churches in equipping their communities to apply Biblical principals to personal money management. Christian financial principals are taught through workbooks, DVD and online resources, church/para-church/business events, and gatherings.[4]  Each Freed-Up resource delves into a specific focus, such as raising financially savvy children[5] or achieving the goal of living debt-free.[6] They are designed to be taught as workshops or classes and are video driven.

The Christian Stewardship Network lists three Good Sense resources among recommended adult stewardship curriculum.[7]


  1. symposium, A. Leadership. "Financial First Aid". CT Pastors. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About". Good Sense Movement. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  3. Towner, Dick. "Talk About Money in Your Church". CT Pastors. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  4. "All Resources". Good Sense Movement. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  5. "Raising Financially Freed-Up Kids". Good Sense Movement. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  6. "Freed-Up from Debt". Good Sense Movement. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  7. "Adults". Christian Stewardship Network. Retrieved 2020-02-19.

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