Being a diligent steward of your money requires you to be responsible and fulfill your duties toward family, and most importantly toward God.
However, many people aren’t aware that when they make investments or plan finances, they could be indirectly investing in companies or funds involved in sinful activities. For example, many companies have media wings that publish pornographic materials, support abortion, manufacture abortion drugs, or are involved in inhumane practices such as child labor.
On the other hand, a company that offers Christian financial planning services can help you make sure your investments are honoring to God. They can also help you better understand your assets and liabilities and become a better steward of your finances and other resources.
Below are a few reasons you should consider choosing Christian financial planning services. (Keep in mind, even if you’re not a Christian but hold values-based stewardship principles, you can seek biblical planning services.)
1. God-fearing values
As a Christian, your values and beliefs promote life. Finding a like-minded financial planner will help you more deeply align your daily practices with your faith.
Unlike advisors who might advise against being generous with money, a Christian financial planner will help you honor God by planning your finances through saving, investing, and giving.
2. Biblical investments
Christians promote the sanctity of life and are therefore against inhumane practices. Sadly, many large conglomerates often support inhumane practices. You could be indirectly supporting them by investing in these organizations.
Thankfully, by choosing Christian financial planning services, you’ll be able to invest your money in companies that uphold all Christian values through biblically responsible investing.
3. A different approach to finances
Most financial advisors are focused on increasing the zeros on the balance sheet. They don’t pay much attention to how money can be used to bring about change in the world that will honor God.
On the other hand, by investing in companies or funds that align with your values, you’ll see a good return, while knowing that your investments positively impact the world and help promote the kingdom of God.
4. Generosity and giving
Financial advisors want you to cut down on your expenses and unnecessary costs. These advisors often consider charity work and other philanthropy as an expense.
However, as a diligent steward you understand the value of giving back, and a Christian advisor will share this same value.
They not only encourage you to be generous; they also help devise financial strategies to promote generosity and philanthropy. No matter how many assets you own, they can help you figure out ways to give out of the abundance that God provides.
5. Faith-based financial advice
The age-old adviser philosophical question: Are you a client or a customer? Is there always a product in the answer when you speak with your advisor? Or is the response wise advice for planning? There are companies that provide flat-fee only services; they don’t sell financial goods and instead provide comprehensive, unbiased advice.
6. Bible-based wealth planning
Christian financial consultants look at more than just your balance sheet. They go deeper because they want to understand the motivations behind your financial aspirations and habits, as well as any “money scripts” that might be dictating your choices. They are able to have critical conversations with their clients regarding self, letting them know that their identities are unrelated to riches. Sure, money can bring some happiness and stability, but no amount of money can stop you from growing older, being ill, or losing a loved one. They keep in mind that money cannot shield you from the things that have the potential to have the greatest impact on you.
7. High level of integrity
Theoretically, you would anticipate religiously based wealth planners to aspire to higher moral standards. That doesn’t imply that non-Christian planners can’t be trustworthy or that having a “Christian” background makes someone trustworthy. They set a higher standard on themselves as believers, nevertheless. They don’t use the terms “legal” or “non-legal” to determine if they are doing morally or not. Do they care for their clients in the same way as their advisors? With the caliber of their labor, are they serving the Lord? Are they also loving in addition to being honest? The bar there is different.
There are companies, for sure, that are passionate about helping their customers make faithful financial decisions that will lead to confidence and contentment. They frequently receive inquiries about the “faithful” aspect of their purpose from both potential clients who are actively looking for a Christian financial advisor and those who are simply looking for a solid, reliable planner. We were able to describe how a religious perspective might enrich your conversations about financial planning in this post.