Giving Resources

God desires that we would live in financial blessing. But in order for Him to bless us with more, we need to steward what we’ve been given well. Use these resources to help leave a legacy that outlives you.

Budgeting & Debt Reduction

The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey

This is a MUST-READ for anyone trying to get a handle on their finances, but just doesn’t know where to start. This book provides a comprehensive, easy to understand formula to put together a monthly budget that will work for anyone – regardless of what you do or don’t know about personal finance!

 

The Dave Ramsey Show w/ Dave Ramsey (Podcast)

In this podcast, Dave Ramsey teaches on various topics affecting your personal finance and also provides in-depth responses to listener call-ins.

 

Finance Small Groups  

Connect with others in the church looking to jumpstart their knowledge and understanding of basic stewardship principles by signing up for one of our finance groups! Click the link below and then click on “Find a Group”. Enter the keyword “Finance” in the search bar to view a list of the finance groups available.

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EZ Financial Calculators, by Bishnew, Inc. (App)

Instead of searching for a dozen different apps to perform the complex calculations that are important to you, what if you could get them all at your fingertips with just a single app? That’s exactly what this is. Whether you’re trying to figure out a monthly loan payment, how to plan for retirement, or simply how big of a tip to leave, EZ Financial Calculators has it all…. for free!

 

Every Dollar, by the Lampo Group, Inc. (App)

This app allows you to create your personal monthly budget and take it with you wherever you go! For a monthly fee, you can also purchase Every Dollar Plus and link directly into your bank accounts to track your spending against your budget.

 

Personal Budget Worksheet

A personal or household budget is an itemized list of expected income and expenses that helps you to plan for how your money will be spent or saved as well as track your actual spending habits.

 

Biblical Stewardship

The Blessed Life, by Robert Morris

This book unpacks the joy of giving and explains the truth about how correlating your heart with your generosity will bring not only positive financial results, but will also have a positive affect on the other areas of your life. As explained in the book, you simply cannot out-give God.

 

The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn

Within this book, you will come to understand how you can use your time on Earth to store up treasures in Heaven. The author uses Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 6 to convey the truth that “we can’t take it with us – but we can send it on ahead!”

 

Life, Money, and Hope w/ Chris Brown (Podcast)

In this podcast, Chris Brown provides Biblical wisdom and practical advice in response to real, everyday questions and dilemmas that his callers are facing.

 

Stewardship.com

Stewardship.com is a great resource to find articles and podcast episodes from Chris Brown as he tackles some of the toughest financial issues we face with offering sound, Biblical wisdom.

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Ways to Give

Once you understand how the Bible advises you to steward your resources and make an impact for eternity, don’t hesitate to get started! If Lifepoint isn’t your home church, then take a look at your church’s website to discover how you can make an impact in your community!

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Wealth Building, Investing, & Retirement Planning

The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas Stanley & William Danko

In this book, the authors dispel the myth that wealth accumulation is entirely dependent on how much money you make. Instead, they provide their readers with encouragement and practical advice on how to accumulate wealth through a ‘lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and self-discipline.’

 

Unshakeable, by Tony Robbins

Regardless of your age, salary, or when you began investing (if you’ve begun investing), this book provides a compilation of wealth-building advice and strategy from some of the greatest financial masterminds of our generation.

 

How I Built This w/ Guy Raz (Podcast)

Listen to inspirational stories from ordinary people – innovators and entrepreneurs – about how they built their companies and movements.

Morningstar.com

Morningstar is widely regarded as the best one-stop shop for the latest in market movement, investing trends, and ratings for stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

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