If you live in America, you will likely be in the top two percent of the wealthiest humans in history. Add in a college education and you will be in the top one percent of the most learned of humanity. Luke 12:48 tells us, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
So what will we do with all that God has entrusted to us?
In this post, Rachel McDonough, who taught a past class for our Sunday School, brings a vision of “Faith-Based Investing” and how we can use investing for God’s glory. She is also the daughter of FirstCover’s Bob and Debbie Gilbertson. You can contact her at Rachel.Mcdonough@ampf.com.
Does God Care How we Invest?
What if you could invest your nest egg in a way that honors God and blesses people without sacrificing investment performance? Great news, now you can.
There is an exciting movement happening in the investment world today called Faith-Based Investing (or Biblically Responsible Investing), where:
- An increasing number of money managers and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investors are now taking into consideration moral factors when selecting investments, and so can you.
- We can avoid passively profiting from objectionable industries and trends like tobacco, abortion, gambling, or human trafficking.
- We can identify and invest in excellent companies that produce valuable goods and services that make the world better.
Every dollar invested is a vote. Every stock we buy, we hope will experience high earnings and increase in value. What would God want us to vote for as we manage the money he has entrusted to us?
As followers of Jesus, and stewards of God’s money, we have the opportunity to align our investments with our Kingdom values and use our influence for good in a very practical manner. We don’t want to be like those who complain about the state of the world, but then do nothing to change it. Instead, let’s be an army of Believers who put our faith into action in every aspect of life…even our investments.
If you would like to learn more about DIY or professionally managed faith-based investing, please contact Rachel McDonough, Certified Kingdom Advisor® and Certified Financial Planner™ (651-269-0222) or visitwww.MakeYourMoneyCount.com.