The collective financial health of Christians, the Church and American society at large has suffered from a lack of knowledge and accountability. In response, a growing movement of Christian leaders has sought to turn the tide of this problem. Among them is Pastor Albert Hung of Trinity Church of the Nazarene. Recently he preached a sermon series titled “Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithful.”
This four part series includes talks on:
- “How to Be Rich“
- “Live to Give“
- “Show Me the Money“
- “Why Money Matters “
Pastor Albert running for charity
Generally regarded as a fine teacher with a modest and considerate preaching persona, Pastor Albert discusses financial issues with unusual candor.
Devoting an entire month to the topic, each sermon takes on a different aspect of finances, money and faith.
“How to be Rich” looks at the biblical rational for a non-consumerist lifestyle.
In a show of transparency, Albert shared his family’s 2012 budget (income and expenses) during his “Live to Give” message.
In “Show Me the Money,” Albert shares 6 simple pointers to responsible money management  in the context explaining the layered lessons from Matthew 25.
“Why Money Matters” explores the Christian role as stewards of money, instead of owners. In this light, money is seen as an energetic potential to be actualized by Christians in service of higher goals and ideals. Significant commentary is also made regarding the immense portion of wealth that American Christians hold.
Audio files of this series is available at the Trinity Church website: http://www.trinitychurchmp.com/
The upcoming ISAAC Symposium will devote the morning session to “Healing of Finances” (Saturday October 5). Christian leaders in the financial sectors will elaborate on Christian life in and about financial systems. “More than ever,” says ISAAC Director Young Lee Hertig, “we all need to increase our financial knowledge and the toolbox so that we may exercise healthy stewardship within our interdependent relationships of family, church, society and eco-systems that we rely on for our sustainability.”
More Symposium updates coming soon.
 “The six things you must do to make sure you never get lost: 1) Be willing to work; 2) Spend less than you earn; 3) Avoid (consumer) debt; 4) Build an emergency fund; 5) Set long term goals; 6) Plan with eternity in mind.”