There is a difference in the kind of advice you will receive from a Qualified Kingdom Advisor than any other advisor.
When one chooses a financial advisor of any discipline, they are looking for several things, most importantly that their advisor is interested in their needs first and foremost. They want someone who is competent, performs their work with excellence, and has humility and integrity. Many advisors, Christian and non-Christian, can meet these requirements. So, what is the difference? I believe that there are at least four primary differences between any advisor and a Qualified Kingdom Advisor.
First of all, God's word says "The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps," Proverbs 16:3. Additionally it says that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," Psalm 111:10. Ultimately you should expect and desire your advisor to give advice that is consistent with God's word. There is a higher standard for a Christian than for a non-Christian in making their financial decisions because they are handling God's resources. It is interesting that God's word says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Scripture has over 2,000 verses dealing with money and money management. His principles and truth transcend time, income levels, cultures, experiences, tax law changes, market ups and downs, etc. God's word is a light that should guide every area of our lives and very significantly the financial area of our lives. You should expect from a Qualified Kingdom Advisor that they are prayerfully seeking God's wisdom to share with you as they make any recommendations relative to your financial situation. A non-Christian advisor can never bring true light to your situation. This in no way impugns the quality of the advice that a non-Christian advisor gives, but a higher standard is biblical wisdom and only a Christian financial advisor can bring that.
Second, a Qualified Kingdom Advisor is going to have a worldview or a perspective that is different from the non-Christian. It is eternal in its nature and consequently for the client it helps him or her to actually be stewards of God's resources. The advisor facilitates helping a client make financial decisions that have eternal consequences. The Christian advisor is not necessarily better but he is different.
The third reason is that the character of a believer in Jesus Christ should be of a higher standard than a non-believer. As you read scripture and see what God's standards are the character qualities of that advisor should reflect scripture. Again, we are not saying that a non-Christian does not have character but what we are saying is that the Christian person has a character that is being constantly developed by the Holy Spirit and it is right to expect the character of the believer to be different than the non-believer.
Last, as you review the requirements to become a Qualified Kingdom Advisor you need to know that only few attain to this level. The standards are very rigorous, including training over nine months as well as someone who personally practices stewardship in his or her life.
We believe that you have a right to expect, in dealing with a Qualified Kingdom Advisor, someone who is a disciple of Christ, has been equipped, and is motivated to assist others to grow in their relationship with our Savior. These are men and women who, in all humility, have committed their lives to serving the Lord Jesus for kingdom purposes. They find their fulfillment in their calling to be of service to you. They understand that they are dealing with the resources that God has entrusted to you, the goals that God has given to you, and the desire that you have to be a good steward with all that God has entrusted to you.
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