Financial Freedom Institute @ Eastern Star Church Overview ...

Financial Freedom Institute @ Eastern Star Church Overview ...

FINANCIAL FREEDOM INSTITUTE @ EASTERN STAR CHURCH OVERVIEW PURPOSE The primary objective of Financial Freedom Institute (FFI) at Eastern Star Church is to provide a practical Biblical approach to managing the financial resources God has entrusted to us. 2

GUIDING PRINCIPLES 1. GOD OWNS IT ALL 2. GOD IS THE SOURCE OF OUR BLESSINGS 3. GOD EXPECTS US TO BE GOOD STEWARDS (MANAGERS) OF HIS RESOURCES 4. GOD HONORS OUR OBEDIENCE 5. GOD EXPECTS US TO GIVE CHEERFULLY 3 GOD OWNS IT ALL Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Psalms 24:1 (NIV) The earth is the LORDs, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it 4 GOD IS THE SOURCE OF OUR BLESSINGS 1 Chronicles 29:12 (NIV)

Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all Philippians 4:19 (NKJV) And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 5 GOD EXPECTS US TO BE GOOD STEWARDS (MANAGERS) OF HIS RESOURCES Proverbs 6:6-8 (NIV)

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Luke 14:28-30 (NLT) But dont begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, Theres the person who started that

building and couldnt afford to finish it! . 6 GOD HONORS OUR OBEDIENCE Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV) Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. John 15:7 (NKJV)

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 7 GOD EXPECTS US TO GIVE CHEERFULLY Malachi 3:10 (NIV) Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 WHAT IS FINANCIAL BONDAGE? DEBT: An amount owed to a person or organization for funds borrowed. SIGNS OF FINANCIAL BONDAGE: -Excessive Debt -Preoccupation with Obtaining Wealth

-Misuse of Money/Wealth 9 BONDAGE OF DEBT Dr. DeForest Soaries in his book dFree: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery states: Consumer debt enslaves millions of people in our country with debilitating chains that only seem to grow tighter each month

Weve shackled ourselves with fear, stress, and shame spending far more than were taking in or saving 10 BONDAGE OF DEBT Continued: men and women are ambushed by their own poor choices, impulse purchases

attempting to keep up with mirage-like cultural standard of consumer consumption the time has come to emancipate ourselves. 11 CONSUMER DEBT STATISTICS Total Indebtedness by Average Household

Total Debt Owed by U.S. Consumers Credit Cards $15,762 $733 Billion Auto Loans $27,141

$1.06 Trillion Student Loans $48,172 $1.23 Trillion Mortgages $168,614

$8.25 Trillion TOTAL $259,689 $11.27 Trillion 12 METHODOLOGY (HOW)

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE INTERACTIVE CLASSES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS SEMINARS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION 13 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE -Campus Coordinators (6 Per Campus) -Campus Administrative Support (6 Per Campus) -Campus Instructors (6 Per Campus)

14 INTERACTIVE CLASSES -Available at Each Campus (60 minutes) -Multiple Levels of Classes (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) -Classes for All Ages (Children, Youth, Tweens, Teens/Adults) -Classes for Small Groups (Single, Married, Divorced, etc.) 15 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

-Christian Stewardship Associations -Colleges and Universities -Ministries with Effective Stewardship/Generosity Departments -Financial Institutions and other Community Organizations 16 SEMINARS -Credit/Debt (Management and Repair) -Banking (Types and Management) -Insurance (Property, Health, Life, Auto, Long Term Care, etc.)

-Home and Automobile Ownership -Financial Planning (Children, College, Retirement, etc.) -Investments (Short and Long Term) 17 TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION -Website Interactive Resources (Spending Guidelines, Spending Plan (Budget), Debt Elimination Tracker, etc.) -Online Resources for Classes (Registration, Descriptions, Class Notes/Slides,

etc.) -Financial Freedom Praise Wall/Testimonials -Monitored Question and Answer Portal 18 PROJECTED TIMELINE (WHEN) INTERACTIVE CLASSES FFI 101A (Basics Part 1): September 13 October 20 FFI 101B (Basics Part 2): September 13 October 20 FFI 201A (Intermediate): Tentatively February 2017 SEMINARS

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Forum November 5 TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION (Online registration will begin Tentative in January 2017) 19 OUTCOMES 1. PERSONAL SPIRITUAL AND FINANCIAL GROWTH 2. MANAGE PERSONAL FINANCES ACCORDING TO BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES 3. DEVELOP AND UTILIZE SPENDING PLAN 4. DEBT FREE LIVING 5. GIVING

20 HOW WILL FFI BENEFIT ME? Understand that GOD is owner of ALL, we are stewards (managers) Self-Evaluation of Your Financial Health Personal Consumption Adjustment (Attitude & Behavior) Resources to Become Financially Free 21 WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO NOW?

Fast and Pray Prepare your Heart for a Change in Lifestyle Determine Where You Fit (Student, Support Team, Instructor, Campus Coordinator) 22 PRAY FOR FINANCIAL EMANCIPATION AND LIBERATION OF EACH INDIVIDUAL THAT WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FINANCIAL FREEDOM INSTITUTE

AT EASTERN STAR CHURCH 23 EMAIL [email protected] WITH QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

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