In the Gospel of John, we read at the very beginning of the
very first chapter "the Word"' was God. We read how
Christ "is" the Word that became flesh, and came to
live with us. Christ is the Word, and He came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
And this conference is about learning the Word, understanding
the Word as it applies to our lives especially in the workplace,
and then applying the Word so that we can receive Christ's promise
that we may "get a life" that He promises is the abundant
So if Jesus is the Word, and if the Word brings life, then
we will want to study what Jesus had to say to us in the Gospels
of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It's kind of a proverbial "no-brainer"
Do you know what Jesus taught about more than any other topic?
A FEW "THOTS" ON FINANCES FROM
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
The King James Version calls it "mammon". Today,
you and I would call it "materialism". Larry Burkett,
who prior to his death was heard worldwide on over 1,000 radio
stations and was known as Christianity's foremost voice on Godly
financial management reported :
"The scriptural warning
is clear : we will be judged on the evidence of our material
lives. The attraction of materialism is so great that Christ
devoted two-thirds of His parables to warning His disciples
about it. The writers of the epistles amplified that teaching
as they observed the destructive force of materialism in the
lives of believers."
George Barna, a former pastor and seminary professor and now
the founder and leader of the Barna Research Group in Ventura,
California has been doing surveys, polls and demographic research
into the lives and trends of the Christian community for over
20 years. Dr. Barna reports that the divorce rate amongst Christians
is virtually the same as the secular world, at about 55%, and
that the single factor that causes the most stress in marriages
is that of finances.
Why did Jesus spent so much time, energy, emotion and effort
Because He knew that if we did not have teaching on finances,
then our lives would be headed for disaster.
So while we are on the topic of "no-brainers" it
would certainly seem that if we are to have a successful life,
the 'abundant" life that Christ wants us to have, then
we have to learn something about how to manage our finances
and the best resource and "How To" book
for this is the Bible. So because this conference is all about
helping Christian young adults be "successful" in
their lives, this conference will have a significant amount
of teaching in the area of financial management, or what we
call "stewardship". And it all starts with what Jesus
came for - to speak the truth. And you will not only learn a
about the truth with regards to how God views money and what
we need to do in our lives if we are not to be enslaved in debt,
but you will also learn A LOT about "truth" in advertising.
CONFERENCE TOPICS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
What does "Zero % Financing" really
mean when car dealers advertise this?
If a furniture place says " DON'T PAY UNTIL 2019 !!!!!!!!!!"
is this a "good" thing?
How much interest do we really pay on our credit
cards? <it's way more than you think>
How can we save up to 30% off the "sticker price"
when we buy a newer car?
How can we afford to tithe <how can we afford not to tithe?>
What does it mean in Philippians 4:19 when it says God will
"provide for all our needs?"
What is the single most important thing we can do on the job
to show our boss that we are worthy of receiving either a raise,
a promotion, or BOTH.