I was given the opportunity to go to the Kingdom Advisors Conference in Orlando, Florida, and that was not something I was going to complain about as it was the middle of February. While the sunshine was nice, it did not even compare to the lessons learned and experiences gained from the sessions and people I met.
One of my favorite parts of the conference were the general sessions. The speakers at the general sessions spoke to my heart in different ways. One theme that persisted in all of them is that our God is great, and we should do everything in our lives to honor His will. While that concept may seem straight forward, there was something about each of the sessions that compelled me to want to do more in my life. I left all the general sessions inspired and motivated to continue to grow in my faith.
One session in particular that stood out was a session from Ron Blue. On the final day of the conference, Ron talked about using our financial gifts to further God’s kingdom through generous giving. As a financial advisor, Ron’s main goal was helping people to be able to give more money and resources. Acts 20:35 says, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than receive.” Wow! What a way to incorporate biblical principles into your practice.
I also enjoyed meeting financial professionals who live out their faith in their careers. Financial service professionals are often stereotyped as being greedy individuals who take without giving back as well as individuals that complete their tasks in a dirty manner. The Kingdom Advisors Conference enlightened me to the growing need for Christian financial advisors. While there are professionals who are still greedy and dirty, Christian advisors can be unique and a light in the darkness. Advisors can glorify God by integrating His principles laid out in the Bible with their financial practices. I was able to see firsthand that being faithful to God should not only be in some aspects of our lives, but God owns all aspects of our lives.
Through this blog, I can only begin to explain my experiences, but there is so much more I could talk about in regards to the Kingdom Advisor’s Conference. I would love to continue this conversation as well as share resources given to me from the conference. Feel free to email me at [email protected] in order to schedule a time to meet with me.