Learn how to invest faithfully.
An on-demand course that brings biblical direction to the practice of modern investing.
The challenge of faithful investing
Does your investing honor God? If your answer is “I don’t know,” you’re not alone. Most Christians know their investing should align with their faith, but they worry that (at least some of) their investing does the opposite. Still, they don’t really know what faithful investing would mean in practice, much less how to put it into effect. Among the key challenges:
The complexity of investing
Separation from investment decisions through outsourcing
Lack of framework, tools, or time for evaluating investment opportunities from a biblical perspective
Overview of the Course
In our free, self-guided course, we provide education related to a biblical approach to investing. Over the course of 8 lessons we explain the basic purpose of investing, outline how the biblical story speaks to that purpose, and then provide considerations for how to practice faithful investing today.
Each lesson of this course will consist of: a video lecture on that lesson’s topic, questions for reflection, and supplementary resources for going deeper.
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1Two Worlds or One?
How do we deal with the divide many experience between their faith life and the rest of their everyday activities? Is it possible to think of faith applying to seemingly secular activities like work, business, and investing?
2The Cultural Story of Investing
What is investing and how did it come about? How did investing evolve over time into the modern form of investing most people see today?
3True Risk and Reward
What am I missing out on in not seeing the companies within the investment funds I own? What are the risks in not seeing the companies we’re investing in? What rewards are we missing out on celebrating?
4The Biblical Vision for Investing
What is God’s creational intent for work, business, and investing? How did sin distort this? How do we redeem it? What good does this do for eternity?
5Putting into Practice - Avoid
What is the first step in putting a biblical vision for investing into practice? How do we determine which companies to avoid? What tools are available for me to practice this step myself? How can I discuss this with my financial advisor?
6Putting into Practice - Embrace
How do we identify businesses that we want to support? Is looking at what the business makes enough, or is there a broader way to evaluate whether a business is largely aligning with the creational intent for business? What tools or resources are available for going about this step myself? How about with my financial advisor?
If the fact that living in a fallen world means all companies are broken, is an attempt at discerning good companies even possible? Shouldn't Christians be investing with companies as a way to engage and push them to becoming a more ethical company? Will approaching investing in this way lessen my potential financial returns?
8The Joy of Faithful Investing
How does faithful investing bring joy to our lives? Does it actually further God’s intention for work and flourishing in this world? What societal change is possible if Christians were to pursue this vision for investing? What does it say about the church’s presence in the world?