Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that many churches want to publicly address the money and materialism issues that plague people who sit in their pews.
In a class at the church where I attend in Cheyenne, we’ve been having a study through the book Crazy Love. On the last day of class, the teacher asked what part of our lives did we think we needed to change in response to some of the things that Francis Chan was discussing in the book.
The first two people to respond both said, “Money.”
We recognize a need to change and to transform, but many times we don’t know what we need to change and how we should implement that transformation.
Money is a topic that Jesus talked about a lot. I believe that is because it’s an important topic. I believe that we also ought to talk about money.
There are Christian seminars and workshops that teach you how to build wealth, get out of debt, make smart money decisions, and save for a happy retirement. Those are important workshops, but this is not one of them.
Transforming Your Financial Diet lays out an approach whereby Christians can simplify our living and increase our giving. It’s a process that I’ve found leads to joy.
I don’t talk (much) about how to pay off debt. I don’t talk about how to save for retirement.
I talk about how to honor God with our money. I talk about how to fight against money becoming our treasure. I talk about how to use money as a tool to bring glory to God. I talk about our love affairs with money. I talk about making changes in our lifestyles so we can give more.
If you want more information about the workshop, or if you want to schedule a visit at your local church, visit www.transformingyourfinancialdiet.com.
By the way, if you visit the Transforming Your Financial Diet website, you’ll also be able to sign up to be notified if I’ll be doing a seminar anywhere near where you live. Even if you won’t be able to coordinate a seminar, I’d love to be able to meet you if I end up in your hometown.
If you think this workshop would be a blessing to your local church, please forward this information to the relevant person at your congregation.