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  • The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    October 3 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    Art Rainer serves as vice president for institutional advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Rainer recently authored The Money Challenge, which explores God’s design for money. He has partnered with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for a series of lunch-and-learn events in various locations across the state this fall.

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  • Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

    September 19 2017 by Krista Pierce, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

    Financial planner Amanda Burke and Rebecca Lindhout, minister of children and education at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers, worked together to create Camp Change, a course in the basics of finance. They designed Camp Change to teach children what it is like to earn money, to spend money and to use their financial resources to glorify God.

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  • Study: the church, money & embezzlement

    August 4 2017 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Study: the church, money & embezzlement

    With churches and other faith groups collecting tens of billions of donations each year, some of the money unfortunately goes missing. About 1 in 10 Protestant churches has had someone embezzle funds, according to a survey released Aug. 3 of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from LifeWay Research.

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  • Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

    July 20 2017 by Michael Foust, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

    It happens often in Southern Baptist life: A church offers a prospective pastor a salary it thinks is reasonable, and the pastor – not wanting to appear greedy – begrudgingly accepts. But down the road, when tax season arrives or when retirement approaches, the pastor realizes he should have spoken up.

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  • Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    June 16 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    For people struggling financially – and others doing well – stewardship will become more urgent among Southern Baptists in the days ahead. “We’ve not talked about it enough,” Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, said in the EC’s report to the SBC.

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  • Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    June 16 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    GuideStone Financial Resources’ theme for 2017 is the “Year of Innovation,“ President O.S. Hawkins said in the opening report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention, June 13-14 in Phoenix. The annual theme guides the entity’s work, Hawkins said, noting a difference between imitation and innovation.

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  • ‘God’s got it,’ retirees say of Mission:Dignity

    November 24 2015 by John Ambra, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘God’s got it,’ retirees say of Mission:Dignity

    Mission:Dignity assists nearly 2,000 retirees each month, providing a measure of security and dignity in their retirement years. For some, it means being able to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own home. For others, it covers the cost of groceries, utilities, prescriptions and other necessities.

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  • GuideStone offers help to church members

    May 9 2014 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GuideStone offers help to church members

    Since its 2001 inception, GuideStone Funds has limited participation to pastors, missionaries and employees of Southern Baptist and evangelical churches and ministries, as well as their immediate family members. Southern Baptist and evangelical church members can now invest with GuideStone Funds.

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  • Southeastern received ECFA accreditation as the 1,800th member

    December 5 2013 by Ali Dixon, Southeastern News & Information Specialist | with 0 comments
    Southeastern received ECFA accreditation as the 1,800th member

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary receives accreditation as the 1,800th member from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. This accreditation provides a higher level of assurance with donors and SBC churches.

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  • They teach spiritual truths, too

    January 27 2009 by Steve DeVane, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    Churches that teach biblical principles about money help more than just their members’ pocketbooks. “It’s a good tool to bring people closer to God,” said Jessica Garner, a volunteer instructor for Crown Financial Ministries and financial training coordinator at her church, Arran Lake Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

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  • Pastors unaware of members’ debt

    January 21 2009 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    While nearly two-thirds of Southern Baptist pastors have preached on stewardship in the past year, a new study shows that some of those pastors may have a disconnect with the financial struggles of America’s families.

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  • Should Christians use credit cards?

    January 21 2009 by Howard Dayton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Is it wrong for Christians to use credit cards? No. Credit and credit cards do not cause financial problems. It is the misuse of credit and credit cards that create financial problems. Through discipline, any consumer can enjoy the convenience of credit cards without falling into the debt trap often associated with the use of credit cards.

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  • Are there curses for those who take on debt?

    January 21 2009 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    Although credit card debt and loans are part of everyday vernacular in today’s society, scripture sometimes had harsh words for those who borrowed money. “Scripture is very clear that debt can be enslaving and that the borrower is the servant to the lender,” said Russell Woodbridge, a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.

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  • Using many search methods gets job faster

    January 8 2009 by Patty E. Shaver, BR Graphics Editor | with 0 comments

    Has your job been downsized, restructured, outsourced, or just plain eliminated? You’re not alone. It’s happening everywhere, everyday. In the current labor market there are more people looking for work than there are available jobs.

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  • Teach your kids about money

    January 7 2009 by GuideStone | with 0 comments

    One of the responsibilities parents have is to educate children on how to handle money responsibly. Here are some pointers for introducing children to the basic stewardship tenets of money: earning it, using it, investing it and sharing it.

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