Learn how to apply your faith to wealth management.
Join our six-week course to discover God's story for investing.
Discovering God's Story for Investing
As Christians, we live our lives between two big, competing stories: the story the world tells us, which shapes so much of our lives, and God’s story, which we are to make our primary home.1
Consider the number of hours that we would invest into a CFP program (250 hours), or a CFA program (975 hours). We spend all these hours learning how to be good wealth managers in the ‘school of the world.’ But how many hours are we investing in that same exercise seeking to understand from God’s point of view how we should be approaching and practicing investing?
Lesslie Newbigin, a very famous missionary and missiologist, said, “If the biblical story does not control our thinking, then inevitably we will be swept into the story the world tells about itself.”2 We are already in that stream of seeing investing in the story of the world, because that’s where we’ve gotten our education.
That’s why we at the Eventide Center for Faith & Investing have designed this course for Christian financial advisors–to create a place where we can ‘go to school’ under God’s story as it relates to investing, so that we can be equipped to be authentic signs of God’s Kingdom in the world of financial advising today.
Does God have an alternative story for investing?
What would he say wealth management should be?
How can we answer that question?
Overview of the Course
In our 6-lesson course, ECFI’s Executive Director Jason Myhre combines his 14 years of industry experience with the collective wisdom of theologians and finance professionals to answer three main questions: 1) What story is the world telling us about investing and why is it flawed? 2) What is God’s story for investing and what are its salient features? 3) How do we live out God’s story in the modern investing landscape?
By the end of this course, you will confidently know God’s purposes for investing and how to share God’s story for investing with your clients and prospects, whether they are Christian or not. Even more, you will leave with a renewed sense of joy and purpose as you serve God in your wealth management practice.
This course is offered in two versions: a live online course and a 2-day in-person intensive.
1The World's Story for Investing: The Problem
Learn to discern the story of the world. How did we get here? What are the dangers of investing just like the world?
2God's Story for Investing: Good Products
We look to the creation account in Genesis to understand God's story for work and its implications for business and investing. What does the Bible have to say about the products of a business?
3God's Story for Investing: Good Practices
We look back at the creation account to understand the social nature of work in God’s design. How should this lead us to think about the practices of a business?
4God's Story for Investing: Good Profits
Understand the gift of wealth creation and its proper place within God’s world. Are all profits good? Can profits become an idol?
5Living Out God's Story: Putting it Into Practice
Learn how to live out God’s story for investing in your wealth management practice. What are the most important steps to getting started? What resources and tools are available to help us move toward God’s story for investing?
6Living Out God's Story: Sharing With Clients
Learn how you can explain God’s story for investing to your clients in language that they will both understand and find attractive. Do we always have to use Christian language in our conversations with clients?
Live Online Course
Presented over six weeks in one 90-minute session per week, this option includes live teaching and discussion.
Spring course dates are now available. Click "Register" below to see available days and times.$495
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90 Minute Lessons
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Live In-Person Intensive
A local intensive is being offered this spring in Louisville, KY on March 21 & 22. Click below to register!$495
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Why we need God’s story for investing
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- Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen. Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.
- Lesslie Newbigin, “Biblical Authority.” Unpublished Archive Article DA184.108.40.206, Birmingham, UK, undated.