A holistic financial wellness program can help your congregation in more ways than one. It can help church members heal their relationship with their finances, align their money habits with their spiritual values, and become generous givers and grateful stewards of God's Kingdom.
Further, financial wellness programs can also be beneficial for church leaders. They can help church leaders save time and energy they would've otherwise spent solving their congregation's financial problems, leaving them free to focus on other important church matters.
Here are 3 key reasons why a financial wellness program can make a world of difference to your church and congregation.
One of the biggest benefits of hosting a holistic financial wellness program in the church is having less stressed church members.
Growing up, most of us weren’t even taught basic financial...
So, you’re nearing retirement and want to make an impact before leaving.
It’s almost like when music artists are asked to come back on stage after an electric performance for one last hurrah. Sounds like you’re gearing up for an “encore” career!
Maybe you’ve been looking forward to retirement and hoping that you’ll finally be able to relax and do whatever you want. But many people retire only to discover boredom that is unbearable and unfulfilling.
The good news is that you can do things differently! You can make an impact! You can enjoy an encore career where you love what you do, make a difference, and achieve financial freedom. All you need is some focus and a solid savings plan. And these tips will give you a plan that will work!
You may wonder if you’ll ever be able to stop working so much and still be secure about your finances. You may not be sure about changing your career while you still...
The importance of creating an inclusive culture is vital to designing a workplace where all employees can flourish and do their best work - resulting in ideal business outcomes. Companies that care about employee comprehensive wellness and support them in multiple areas of their lives, are places which draw and retain the best people.
Financial wellness is the ability of a person to precisely check their present financial position, identify personal goals, and be motivated to achieve the knowledge, support and resources to create behavioral change.
Money impacts all areas of our lives: health, faith, relationships, career, etc. Make sure your wellness program does more than financial investments. Going deeper impacts the root cause of issues and the driving force for transformation... the habits, behaviors and mindsets... not the symptoms like a budgeting form or meeting with an adviser...
Picture these scenarios
Here’s the bad news: These types of emergencies happen to people everyday and we all know (even if we would like to deny it) that eventually, some unexpected expense will inflict itself on us. Often these events throw us into intense, heart pounding panic and stress.
But here’s the good news: You can downgrade the emergencies to inconveniences by planning ahead and having an emergency fund in place. You will be able to sleep soundly at night knowing you are prepared to handle whatever life throws at you.
Most people believe that to win with money, you need to be naturally good at numbers, investing wisely and slapping your wrist when you want to eat out for the 5th time in a week.
But wealth-building and financial fulfillment involve a lot more than just numbers and sacrifice.
Your attitudes and behaviors around money are shaped by your life experiences, your relationship with scarcity and abundance, the conversations around money that took place around you as a child, and many, many other subtle and invisible factors.
These internalized money mindsets can, in turn, impact your approach to money and impair your peace, happiness and well-being in ways you may not even recognize.
For instance, if you and your partner frequently argue about your financial future, if you feel sweaty and on edge every time you have to make a big purchase, or if you lie awake at night wondering if you’ll have enough to send your kid to college, it’s likely because your money habits...
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