Jessica Teaching

At The Cooperative Ministry, we believe that finances don’t have to be boring, intimidating, or difficult. We believe that debt doesn’t have to be a way of life and that with proper planning and education, relief from financial pressures can be in your near future. It is our goal to help our clients prepare for crisis, reduce debt, and accumulate wealth -No matter how much (or how little) they make.  That is why we have multiple options to help the Midlands stop living paycheck to paycheck, and start creating some financial breathing room:

♦ One-on-one financial coaching with a certified financial health counselor. This is a great way to get a personalized look at your specific situation in a non-judgmental atmosphere. One hour sessions are confidential and free of charge.

♦ Community outreach provides financial experts speak at your organizations next event.

♦ Financial Literacy workshops provide information on a variety of topics like debt reduction, improving credit, starting your own business, couponing, and owning your own home.  Classes are offered in a fun and inviting atmosphere and are open to the public free of charge.  Class schedule is below:


Saturday April 28th, 10 AM – 12 PM
Join two of the best financial speakers in Columbia –  Stephen Hughes/Know Money and Ron King – will speak about Reducing Debt and Increasing Credit.  Children are welcome and will have their own breakout session.  Lunch is provided by Godwin Motors.  Get ready for a fun day!!

Sponsored by:Godwin Motors

Tuesday, May 15 at Noon
A Representatives from BB&T bank will be here to tell us everything you need to know to become a homeowner.  We will talk about how to get your credit in order, and what to look for when starting that dream home search.  Get you FAQ answered by a real Mortgage Broker at this interactive class.

Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 pm
Our Financial Sustainability Director Jessica Grote will uncover common money myths and lies that we are taught as Americans.  This class covers a variety of topics that could help save you money in the future!

Classes are held at The Cooperative Ministry at 3821 West Beltline Blvd. Columbia, SC 

To schedule any of the above sessions, contact Jessica Grote or 803-799-0935