Do You Have A Financial Coach?

A person who has participated in sports at any level understands the importance of having a coach.

The same is true for your finances. A financial coach will help you accomplish far more than you ever could on your own.

Let’s describe some characteristics of a great coach:

  1. Knowledge  A great coach will bring deep knowledge to the person they are serving.
  2. Teacher  Knowledge that cannot be transferred is worthless. Excellent coaches possess the ability to share their wisdom with players.
  3. Encouragement  Players, even the greatest ones in all sports, routinely give credit to their coaches for their ability to encourage them and draw the very best effort out of them.
  4. Accountability  Coaches hold players accountable for their performance, and provide discipline accordingly. Not to punish them, but to help them make progress toward the shared goal.
  5. Vision  Leaders have vision. Proverbs 29:18 shares “Where there is no vision, the people perish …”  A great coach will be able see potential in a person’s life and help them see it.

Proverbs 15:22 speaks to the importance of wise counsel (coaching): “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Your financial journey will be helped greatly when assisted by counsel from a wise coach.

Do YOU have a financial coach?

How to Grow Your Personal Finances Even in Ministry

Quick note about the Propel Conference. It’s an event for pastors and teams at churches under 300.

I am going to be one of the featured speakers and I will be talking about how to grow your personal finances even in ministry.

This event is going to be so helpful to you and your team along with all of the other session at Propel this year.

Important Note:

Early registration ends in a few days so this is your last chance to get your entire team registered for only $97.

After that the price goes up from there.

Click Here to Register Your Team at the Lowest Rate

Last year they had over 1000 pastors and staff members attend and this year it’s going to be even bigger.

Me and my team will be watching the event and we would love to have yours attend as well. It’s all online so no travel is required.

If you want to grow yourself, your team and your church, I can’t recommend the Propel Conference enough.

Register Here

See You There!

P.S. Early Registration ends in a few days!

How to Grow as a Team

My friends at Ministry Pass recently did a study on leadership development and they found that 70% of pastors go to conference to grow as a leader.

What they also noticed is 81% of church leaders want to do more for themselves and their team but the expense is too costly.

If you are at a church under 300, you understand this tension.  

It’s hard to take your team to a conference because everything adds up real quick:

  • Hotel Rooms
  • Travel Expenses 
  • Multiple Conference Registrations

This makes it really hard for smaller churches to participate in leadership development.

Especially as a group.

They wanted to create something to allow churches under 300 to experience the value and depth of a conference without having to incur a lot of extra cost.

(Drumroll please…)

Propel Conference is a pastor and staff event for churches under 300. The conference will be held on February 1st from Noon – 4pm (EST).

Featuring over a dozen ministry experts, you’ll be coached in discipleship, communication, personal health, and church growth that fit a church of your size.

All of the content will be geared toward you. Your situation, your budget, your church.

Say goodbye to really expensive and time consuming conference trips.

Here are a few of the benefits of attending Propel Conference:

  • You will hear from pastors who have been where you currently are and learn how they were able to grow as a small church
  • You can grow together as a staff    
  • No travel is involved because we are doing an online broadcast

The total cost for your entire church will only be $97 (early bird special)

You read that right…

If you register now the total cost for Propel Conference is only $97 for you, your staff and church elders.

Register Now for Propel Conference 2017

Don’t let money or time keep you or your team from growing as a leaders. Propel Conference will move you forward from where you are, to where you want to be.

I am honored to be one of their featured speakers this year.

Join me and thousands of other leaders as we grow together.

P.S.  The early bird window is open until January 16th, so make sure you register before the price goes up. Register Your Church Here

Set Financial Goals for Next Year

Now is a great season to begin thinking about your financial goals for next year.

Here are some good questions to ask yourself:

  1. How much do I want to GIVE away? and to whom?
    • church? non-profit organization? people?
  2. How much do I want to SAVE? and for what?
    • emergency fund? vehicle replacement? KUE? vacation?
  3. How much do I want to INVEST? and for what?
    • college? retirement? a dream?
  4. How much DEBT do I want to pay off? and which ones?
    • car? student loan? credit card? furniture? a person?
  5. What do I want to LEARN about?
    • investing? budgeting? saving money?

Set a clear goal that you can measure and strive to attain. You won’t regret it.

Monday Money Tip: The Fundamental Rule of Money

I’m excited to bring you another Monday Money Tip – this one is focused on The Fundamental Rule of Money

Questions to challenge yourself with:

  1. Are you managing your money using the Income – Outgo = Exactly Zero formula?
  2. Are you intentionally spending money into savings and investments – every time you receive money?