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  • Stewardship panel: Finances & marriage discussed

    June 20 2018 by Barbara Denman | with 0 comments
    Stewardship panel:  Finances & marriage discussed

    Developing a stewardship plan to get out of debt will strengthen marriages and create stronger disciples, according to a group of pastors and speakers who participated on the President’s Panel on Stewardship June 13 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas. Led by immediate past SBC President Steve Gaines, the …

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  • Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says

    June 21 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says

    Good financial stewardship stems from a right relationship with God, and the Bible has plenty to say about managing God’s resources God’s way, a group of pastors said during the President’s Panel on Stewardship June 14 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix.

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  • Long-term investors urged to focus on objectives

    August 26 2015 by Timothy E. Head, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Long-term investors urged to focus on objectives

    Aug. 24’s stock market drop led to headlines and some investor concerns. But long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons, advises an investment strategist. GuideStone Capital Management has explained the nature of current volatility, as well as offered perspective on the current market.

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  • FBC East Flat Rock increases CP gifts, retires debt

    September 17 2013 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    FBC East Flat Rock increases CP gifts, retires debt

    Churches often encourage individuals to tithe, but Pastor Brent Thomas said churches can do better when it comes to planned giving and good stewardship. Thomas encourages church leaders to inform their congregations about the Cooperative Program and prayerfully consider how they can increase their annual support.

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  • Follow God rather than worry about money

    March 25 2009 by Steve DeVane, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    Christians who are financially free can more easily fulfill the purpose God has for them, according to a Christian financial expert. Dave Scobey, national seminar liaison with Crown Financial Ministries, spoke to a group of about 25 ministers at the Raleigh Baptist Association March 12.

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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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  • Church loan program edges closer to reality

    January 22 2009 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    Although no loans have been distributed yet by the North Carolina Baptist Foundation, it is making preparations for assisting churches with loans. Dubbed Church Financial Services, Clay Warf, NCBF executive director, said lists are already being compiled to call when funding and the program is organized.

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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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  • Church builds, renovates, buys debt-free

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

    For more than 20 years Tar Landing Baptist Church in Jacksonville has been buying, renovating and building debt-free.
    The church’s last loan was taken out in 1974 and paid in 1984. “That was the last time the church borrowed money,” Jack Marshburn said.

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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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  • 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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  • Families find financial peace in Ramsey seminars

    January 7 2009 by Norman Jameson, BR Editor | with 0 comments

    When Gary and Shirley Dohrman saw the success of their children who instituted the personal financial health planning promoted by Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University seminars, they became counselors themselves.

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  • Do pastors avoid teaching stewardship?

    January 6 2009 by Steve DeVane, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments

    A series of seminars across North Carolina could help pastors order their financial households, and put them in a position to help their members. The meetings are sponsored by the partnership with Crown, the Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Financial tips help newlyweds avoid credit potholes

    January 6 2009 by Howard Dayton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Newly married couples should be able to accomplish more in harmony in every way than they ever could accomplish separately — and that certainly includes the way finances are handled. So, it’s important that both wife and husband understand that it’s not to be “my” money and “your” money; it needs to be seen as “our” money.

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