Churches often operate on tight budgets, relying on donations and member contributions to meet their financial obligations. When interest rates rise, economic pressures may mount on congregants as well, leaving them with less disposable income to contribute.
What is the role of wealth creation in transforming our world? We know that Jesus said this is one of the things at the heart of what it means to be a Christian. We have to have our financial priorities in place. But how do we actually go about creating wealth?
Many Australians are grappling with some big financial challenges right now, and the situation appears to be getting tougher. No one can predict with any certainty which direction interest rates will go, and this is causing a lot of stress for families.
Being in love is an enchanting experience, but it may cloud your judgement. When you’re in a state of infatuation, you tend to become self-centered, blocking out obvious red flags.
While the RBA left interest rates on hold last Tuesday, many Australians remain unsure about what the next 12 months will look like.
Our economic worldview shapes our future. We know that certain things prevail economically and politically, but what happens when we add our Christian perspective to the mix?
We’ve all heard the term ‘opposites attract’. While this can lead to an initial attraction, it can also lead to potential downsides in a marriage once the dust settles.
If you find that the majority of your arguments stem from money problems, it’s time to take a stand and commit to resolving the issues before they destroy your marriage.
Some people choose not to deal with an issue to avoid conflict. It then becomes the elephant in the room and over time resentment and bitterness set in.
Interest rates rising, businesses shutting down and stock markets facing a downturn has all led to an inevitable question – are we facing another financial crisis?
The end of cheap money is a game changer. Preparing for difficult times and having a plan of action will be of immense benefit to staying united through a financial crisis.
We are facing some significant challenges as a nation and some families are doing it harder than others. Interest rates are climbing, and the cost of living pressures are taking their toll, not just on our bank balances, but also on our relationships and marriages.
When you consider the expense of raising children, paying off a mortgage and all the other pressures young adults face, it is little wonder they get to middle age and find their superannuation funds lacking.
Money can make our lives easier and provide more choices for a better life. When it comes to marriage, money can either bring couples closer together or tear them apart. Discover how the principle of giving, saving, spending can bring blessings.
Giving, according to your ability, is considered an important aspect of Christian life, with many believers seeing it as a way to honour God and contribute to the work of the church or religious organisations.
It would be nice if all our weekly attendees gave regularly to Church. But the statistics show that the average Christian is only giving around 2% of net income.
If we’re honest, most people struggle with money at some point in their life, whether it’s learning the basics, getting ahead, saving for retirement, avoiding or getting out of debt and even spiritual challenges such as wrongly getting our identity from what we own.
Choosing a financial adviser is a big decision. As you search for the best professional for your situation, make sure you also add faith background to the list of considerations
Generous Churches don’t happen by accident. A generous Church is borne out of proper planning and a work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of a Church’s members.
The starting point for our finances should be handing it all over to God. The Christian life is a surrendered life. We surrender it all to him, including our finances.
What is financial holiness? The word holiness is very prevalent in scripture. It’s the idea of being spiritually whole and of unimpaired innocence and virtue.
When we think chaos is coming, it’s easy to worry about the future. But how can we use the Bible to help us deal with hard times?
Many of us know that financial conflict is one of the most common causes of marriage breakdowns. Cost of living increases and rising interest rates are placing even more strain on relationships, with families struggling to keep up.
Identity theft is something that many people have to deal with today. Credit cards remain one of the most common ways that people’s identities are stolen. How big of a problem is identity theft? Are there any other places we could be at risk?