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Giving

If Jesus was standing here right now and asked you, ‘What is it that you want the most?’ What would you say?” For many that’s a materialistic answer. A new car, money, etc…

Here’s another question for you… Is the Kingdom of God important to you? If so, what are you willing to give or give up to establishing His Kingdom? If He’s a giver, shouldn’t we also be? Talk given 12/7/10.

Giving – Audio

Giving [Notes]

Giving [Powerpoint]

Posted by Steve Bugler, 4 years, 2 months ago at 9:26 pm.

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Jesus is Practical: Giving

Part 4 of 4 in our financial series.

This talk is the whole reason to listen to the other ones!  It is the purpose for following the plan laid out in the Bible.

Hint: It’s all so we can give and share with others!

Jesus is Practical: Giving

Jesus is Practical – Giving [notes]

Jesus is practical- Giving Powerpoint Slides

Posted by Steve Bugler, 4 years, 11 months ago at 9:25 pm.

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Jesus is Practical: Saving $

Part 2 in our Financial Series.

In this talk we learned what the Bible has to say about having a savvy plan for saving money.

Unfortunately we were not able to record this week so all we have to offer to you is the notes and the  powerpoint slides.

Jesus is Practical – Saving [Notes]

Jesus is Practical – Saving [Powerpoint]

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Jesus is Practical: Debt and Cash Flow Planning

Part 3 in our financial series.

A gentle confrontation on dealing with debt and making a plan for the money we have been given to manage.

We again had a problem with recording the audio so we only have the notes and powerpoint to offer.  Our apologies.

Jesus is Practical – Debt and Planning Notes

Jesus is practical- debt and budgeting Powerpoint Slides

Posted by Steve Bugler, 4 years, 11 months ago at 8:45 pm.

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Dave Ramsey’s Budgeting Forms

At the end of this post is another excel model that I have put together using Dave Ramsey’s Budgeting forms.  I have never seen these in excel format anywhere else so I think this format is original here on this site, however the content is not.  I am giving these away.  Just download and use them.

This model contains 13 of the most important forms that Dave includes in the information in Financial Peace University.  He gives 15 forms with his package, but I have only included what I believe to be the most useful here.

To buy any of his financial products or for a boat-load of information on financial advice from a Christian perspective, check out Dave Ramsey’s site at: www.daveramsey.com

The document is cell-protected so the only cells that can be changed are the cells that are in grey [where you plug in your own information].    As in the other budget excel model, the numbers and information already plugged in to this model are fictitious and there as an illustration

Hope this blesses you and assists you to be the manager of God’s resources that He wants you to be.

Dave Ramsey Budgeting Forms

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years ago at 11:51 am.

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The Dreaded “B”-word!

In the last four CA meetings of 2009 we discussed God’s plan for the money we have. We laid some general groundwork in those discussions. We talked about saving, debt and giving. We also talked about the importance of planning out how to use money. In other words… we talked about the dreaded B-word; “Budgeting.”

It’s a word nobody likes to think about and even less people actually like to do it; but it is imperative to secure financial planning to budget!  Budgeting, or not budgeting, can be the difference in your financial future, but it only works if you do it.

For the Excel geeks among us, I have attached an excel model budget I made up that Kim and I use for our own personal budget both for monthly planning, and it lets us see a whole year at a glance. There are some numbers in the model already just as a visual guide to let you see how this model works.

I have also attached a document that gives some instructions on how to make the best use of the excel model.

It’s our hope that this information is tremendously practical, helpful and useful to you as you begin to plan out the use of the money God has blessed you with. Hope this blesses you.

Blank Template Budget
Instructions for Budget Spreadsheet

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years ago at 11:49 am.

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Jesus is Practical: Finances 101

Part 1 in our Finances series.

Kim lays out a Biblical foundation for the use of the money that flows through our fingers.

Unfortunately we were not able to record this week so all we have to offer to you is the notes and the  powerpoint slides.  It’s really a shame because Kim is an awesome speaker!

Jesus is Practical Finances 101 Notes

Jesus is Practical – Finance 101 Powerpoint Slides

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years, 9 months ago at 11:57 am.

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