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The Stewardship of Time:Managing Your Schedule
August 01, 2017

The Stewardship of Time: Managing Your Schedule by Practicing Your Values

 “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.”

--Aristotle

 Can you recall a time when a series of crushing demands triggered some bad decisions? Most of us can. There are many things in life we can’t control or avoid. Weather. Illness. Accidents. Taxes. Death. The list goes on. But one thing we can control is our schedules and the knowledge that God’s sustaining love defines and shapes our lives.

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How Much Should Christians Save?
July 01, 2017

How much money should Christians save?

 Look up money articles or financial articles on almost any website and you are going to be told to save, save, save. At Church Extension Fund we encourage everyone from the earliest age through adulthood to put money aside for retirement and emergencies.

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Invisible Legacies
June 01, 2017

David Green, the Founder of Hobby Lobby, had some interesting insights in his new book, “Giving It All Away…and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously”.  He talks about his upbringing in a pastor’s home, moving around from small town to small town, watching how his parents handled life

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Retirement Planning
May 01, 2017

Retirement planning can be confusing and it can be difficult to know where to start.  

When it comes to retirement planning the greatest challenge often is the wiring in our brains.

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Guard Your Heart
April 01, 2017

 Guard Your Heart

Pinkerton!  What image does the name bring to mind?  For many people the name Pinkerton is synonymous with security.

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Budgets
March 01, 2017

Creating a sound sustainable financial life is having a plan and staying true to it.  For most of us the foundation for meeting both short-term and long-term financial goals is a budget. Yes, a budget. But don't worry, budgets aren't scary and are pretty easy to create and track.

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How is Church Extension Fund serving congregations these challenging times?
February 01, 2017

Our congregation and others in our area are no longer growing. We seem to be in an era of change regarding the importance of “going to church”.  Today, our church building that has housed many faithful members for decades has more space than we need for doing our ministry. How is Church Extension Fund adjusting to these challenging times?

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