The Bible has a lot to say about money and possessions. In fact, did you know that Jesus spoke more on the topic of stewarding our financial and material resources than He did on any other subject? How we manage the resources that God entrusts to us is a very important part of our spiritual life. Church of the King provides several opportunities to be instructed from Scripture and equipped to be faithful stewards.
Stewardship IThe The Crown Biblical Financial Study for Small Groups (Stewardship I) is a ten-week study on what the Bible teaches about stewarding finances and possessions. Groups meet in homes throughout the region and cover a curriculum based on the scripturally sound principles taught by Larry Burkett and Howard Dayton, the founders of Crown Financial Ministries. Testimonies from those having attended Crown Small Groups range from strengthened relationships and healed marriages to gaining freedom from debt. They are also becoming consistent savers, generous givers, and prudent consumers. Most importantly, people are entering into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ as they learn to apply His Word. Groups meet for two hours every week, and meetings include Scripture memorization and interactive discussion.
Stewardship IIStewardship II is an eight-week course taught at the Little Creek Campus by Bob Katz, C.P.A. Bob is the author of Money Came by the House the Other Day, Biblical Roads to Financial Freedom, and The Solomon Portfolio. This course is designed for the graduates of Crown Financial (Stewardship I) and addresses various aspects of finances encountered throughout life. Some topics covered are:
- How to invest in stocks and bonds
- How to prepare for the cost of higher education
- How to buy life/medical/auto insurance
- Purchasing a house, retirement planning, debt management, and much more!
Everyone faces financial challenges from time to time. Job loss, health problems, divorce, or debt can cause tremendous financial and emotional strain. There are times when you may need encouragement and advice from someone who understands what you are going through – someone who can offer a fresh perspective on your situation. Financial Coaches are available to you for those very reasons!
Financial Coaches are individuals within the church who have demonstrated a level of character, giftedness, and competency in the area of stewardship. In addition to having completed Crown Financial (Stewardship I), they have been equipped with special training by Bob Katz (see Stewardship II above for more information) to assist people with their financial situations. Financial Coaches will personally meet with married couples or individuals to help them develop a personal budget, apply Biblical principles of stewardship, build a plan to get out of debt, and achieve spiritual and financial freedom. The meetings between Financial Coaches and candidates are completely confidential, and there is no fee for this service.
Each year, Pastor Steve presents a multi-part series on the Biblical stewardship of money and possessions. The most recent, The Blessed Life, is a four-part series designed to teach you how you can live with God’s blessing in every area of your life. Enjoy this and other stewardship message series by clicking here or on Media at the top of this page. You can also order free, complete message series by clicking on Request a CD on the Media page.
If you would like to learn more about how Church of the King's Stewardship Ministries can help you to better serve the Lord in the area of finances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor Mike Cuccia at 985.727.7017.