As we start off the finances course we felt the need to ask a bunch of questions that are designed to make you think a little bit deeper about your finances. These questions are intended to be a fact finding mission. There are lots of websites that have excellent materials on how to improve your finances. Frankly, many are excellent and the church is not trying to have better material. The goal is to establish a spiritual mindset to your finances and to help you bring that mindset to commit to a plan that works. Its the commitment part of the plan that everyone needs help with, once we have that in place, then we build the fundamentals. Here are seventeen questions we have derived to help us find the answers to building a good plan.
Some of these questions can be a little discouraging or maybe even depressing. The idea is not to depress you or discourage you about death or disaster, its to help you get prepared for anything and to build a fundamental financial plan for you and your family that you can feel awesome about.
We also went over some rules of engagement for the Finance Course. In order to help people build a good plan, we have to establish a comfort level and total transparency. We are not selling or gathering any type of information.
Lastly the key scripture we began the course introduction with is the parable of the five talents in Matthew 25: 14-30 The scripture is chock full of lessons for us to embrace.
“The mere fact that this parable (and many more) are in the Bible show us that God is trying to get us to understand that how we handle his money is important. “
Important is probably an understatement. We will be held accountable for our money management skills, so it is important to thoroughly know them and practice those fundamentals often. Each class lesson will have its own post here on the site and we will try to link all those together so that you can easily find the information.
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