How Does It Work?

There are great needs among us. Many lack the ability to "provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 6.1.1). Our modern-day prophets have counseled: “Self-reliance is a product of our work and undergirds all other welfare practices. … ‘Let us work for what we need. Let us be self-reliant and independent. Salvation can be obtained on no other principle’” (Thomas S. Monson [quoting Marion G. Romney], “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3).

The following steps, offered through Self-Reliance Services, can help you in your path to spiritual and temporal self-reliance.


1. Assess My Needs

Set my self-reliant income goal and spiritual goals.


2. Choose My Path

Decide how I will become self-reliant.


3. Join a Group

Develop spiritual habits and practical skills in 90 days:

- Start and grow a business,
- Find a better job, or
- Identify needed skills and create an education plan.


4. Continue to Act

- Keep working to become self-reliant.
- Serve others and help them progress.