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Unity is being together or at one with someone or something. It’s the opposite of being divided. Is your community connected like this ?
COMMUNITY broken down really means:
C = Colaboration
O = Of
M = Members
M = Money
U = Uniting
N = Neighbors (Family, Friends, Associates)
I = Investing
T = Together
Y = Yield
Yield is ROI return on Investment. Learn more how to connect here
Stewardship is the great “Silent Subject” in many churches. There is very little teaching from the pulpit, and when stewardship is mentioned, it is a code word for giving. Very few churches provide training on how to implement biblical principles into one’s daily financial life. Yet there are profound practical and spiritual reasons why the church should be regularly teaching and training its people on biblical financial stewardship.
Money is a huge day-to-day issue in the lives of most people. Many spend a majority of their waking hours making money, spending money, worrying about money, fighting over money, and trying to protect their money. Alarming statistics speak to rapidly increasing consumer debt, saving rates that have dropped below zero, and conflict about money being a leading cause of divorce. Failure by the church to address such a key life issue is nothing less than a major act of self-marginalization.
But there are even stronger reasons than the practical for the church to address the issue. Let’s look at five additional reasons why church leaders and pastors need to preach and teach a biblical perspective on our relationship to money:
1. Money Is a Spiritual Issue
The primary reason to preach and teach about stewardship is this: our attitude and relationship to money is a key discipleship issue. A person’s relationship to his or her money and “stuff” is often a barrier to spiritual growth and development. Money is, for many the rival god.
2. Money Is Powerful
Some writers suggest that money has a force or power of its own and that if we don’t control it, it will control us, and money—rather than discernment of God’s leading—will make the important decisions in our lives: where we work, where we live, and who we have as friends.
The power of money is reinforced by some very prevalent myths in our culture:
1. Things bring happiness.
2. Debt is expected and unavoidable.
3. A little more money will solve all my problems.
And in our culture, in which possession has become an obsession, materialism has emerged as not just a bad “ism” that causes people to make unwise financial decisions, but as a competing worldview—a competing theology.
3. Money Is Hard to Teach
As important as the issue of money is, many pastors and church leaders are challenged and conflicted when it comes to teaching and preaching about it. There are various reasons for this:
• Lack of seminary training—fewer than 10 percent of seminaries have a course on stewardship and most of those are not required.
• Lack of affinity toward money—most pastors are not “wired” to have an interest in money or monetary issues.
• Personal financial issues—seminary education is expensive, often results in significant educational debt and starting salaries in churches are usually modest.
• A resistant culture—the attitude that the church shouldn’t talk about money is deeply ingrained in our culture.
4. Money Is a Spiritual Battlefield
I believe the major spiritual battle of our time is the battle for the minds and hearts of our people being waged between God and the rival god of materialism—money. It’s a question of whether, as in Romans 1:25, we will exchange the truth of God for a lie and worship and serve created things rather than the creator.
In our Good $ense teaching we depict the struggle for each of us as being pulled between two opposing forces: the “Mind and the Heart of God” and the “Pull of the Culture.” It is impossible to serve both of these masters. Scripture is clear that the pull of the culture leads to foolishness (Luke 12:20: “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'”) and the mind and heart of God leads to faithfulness (Matthew 25: 20: “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'”)
With proper pulpit teaching and a year-round stewardship ministry, Christians can be equipped to withstand the Pull of the Culture and to manage their financial affairs in a God-honoring manner.
5. The Church Offers Clarity About Money
The culture is adrift with myths about money and its power and influence. We are led to confuse our self worth with our net worth. The church may be the only remaining place where the issues can be discussed in non-market terms. Today’s pastors and leaders must be prepared to articulate, teach, train, and encourage their people toward a biblical perspective on money and possessions. The financial and spiritual well being of many people are at stake
This is what needs to be done to your Stewardship Ministry! First you have to establish a new economic Stewardship system which is a vertically integrated system where the members of your congregation support one another. A system that is equal and fair for everyone. This new economic system will be the “Stewardship Integration System” using modern technology. Integration is the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole by amalgamating a racial or religious group with an existing community.
Most people’s problem is the lack of cash flow. We don’t have enough money flowing through are hands to live an abundant life that God promised us. We have 0ver 1.1 Trillion dollars in consumer buying power but only the (BBC) Barbershops, Beauty shops and Churches are getting any of that money and they are all disconnected so that money they collect has no power and leverage to grow.
Everybody says that we need more jobs and work. Our education system has failed us. The BBC is where we get most of our education today. You have to educate yourself by reading and researching what you were taught and see if it’s true. In school they only teach you enough to go out and get a job working for some else. They don’t teach you how to make money you have to learn that on your own. Studies have shown that 2 out of 3 people are financially illiterate. It’s 8 out 10 for Black high school kids.
I know you have heard the phrase in the bible to “be fruitful and multiply”. In school they taught us that multiplication begins with the number 1 and that is wrong. 1 multiplied by any number it’s the same number. Jesus knew this and he says that 1 can chase a thousand and 2 can chase 10,000. That’s why he sent his disciples out by twos. God wants us to be a creature like him so here we go.
Let’s build an Alternative Economic System based on Two
I have a PHD like most folks and that is a public high school diploma. I find that most people with a PHD are also a MIA. They are missing in action because they lack the Motivation to seek the Information to tie their Association with people together.
Dr. Claud Anderson is an authority on community economic development and he says that our money is suppose to touch 8-12 other black hands before it leaves our community. In order to do this we have to create more businesses. First let’s get an understanding by definition what a job and work is:
A Job is the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money
: a duty, task, or function that someone or something has
: something that requires very great effort
Work is a job or activity that you do regularly especially in order to earn Money
: the place where you do your job (You can make money wherever you’re at doesn’t have to be in a particular place)
Do you have a Smartphone? They call it a Smartphone because it is a lot smarter than you. The Smartphone is your work and job that you never knew you had. Your Smartphone will follow instructions if you tell it what to do. It will make money for you if you tell it what to do.
THE SMARTPHONE IS THE” NEW BLACK WALL ST” without all the brick and mortar. Now, let us show you how to hook it up to go to work for you.
Your Smartphone and 10 Minutes a Day; Can Put Money In Your Pocket.
Our “New Black Wall St” is a international group of like minded people, businesses, organizations, and churches; Working together using the secrets that banks don’t want you to know…which is
“How to create income for ourselves, using leverage and duplication”, along with Modern technology and the Smartphone.
Your Smartphone contacts are your network which can determine your Net worth.
We show you how to connect your network.
Our Smartphone is money in our hand that needs to be connected.
Just like each of us pays a Smartphone carrier each month and none of that money comes back to us.
Our Leveraging and Duplication system will pay each of us just like we pay the Smartphone companies.
This is the EASIEST program and system that you will ever encounter on the Internet today that will do exactly just that for YOU! The BEST part is, ITS SO INCREDIBLY EASY to do! Let us show you how to move money starting today Are You Ready?
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