Financial Stewardship and Investing
for the Novice

Biblical financial principles and practical steps
for beginning investors

Are you new to investing and want to do as the faithful steward of
the Bible did, but don't know where to start? Let me help you discover
what it means to be faithful in all aspects of financial stewardship, especially as it pertains to investing, generosity, and contentment.

 The Definition of Financial Stewardship

What is stewardship? A steward is someone who manages someone else’s property. God has entrusted his property to us, and this includes our finances.  Stewardship is the way we handle the resources with which we have been entrusted, whether a little or a lot.  God is watching to see what we do with it and whether or not we can be trusted with greater things.

The Faithful Steward Principle:  Luke 16:10-12 says “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?" (NIV)


The Purpose of Financial Stewardship

God's purpose for money is to honor Him with your wealth,
with every asset you have that makes life comfortable.
When we honor Him, we are blessed.

Financial Stewardship puts our financial life into perspective, helps us establish our priorities, provides a map for our goals, and reduces the burden and the toll that finances can take on our lives.  There is a real freedom that comes with faithful financial stewardship!


Where do I start?

It starts with learning, but it happens by DOING.

There is a lot of sound Christian financial advice available today -- much of it at the click of a mouse. There's everything from money-saving tips to debt-reduction plans to how to invest wisely. Christian finance and stewardship principles encompass all of these topics, but should also include drawing on our talents, giving generously, and being content.

Here, you get a little bit of everything!

Together, let's begin your journey to faithful stewardship and investing.


Biblical Principles of the Faithful Steward:

The faithful steward knows the condition of his finances.
The faithful steward is diligent and hardworking.
The faithful steward spends wisely.
The faithful steward invests.
The faithful steward provides for the future.
The faithful steward gives generously.
The faithful steward is content.





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Budget Busters



Debt Elimination


Financial Bondage



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