What is Compass Financial all about?
More than 2,500 verses on money and possessions are scattered throughout the 73 books of the Bible. These verses can transform hearts and finances. COMPASS provides a way for people to learn these truths in an organized, cohesive way that nurtures application of the biblical principles. Participants benefit from reduced stress, as well as better relationships with God and others. They become less interested in accumulating and more interested in their capacity to give. They benefit from a transformed spirit that renews their spiritual and secular lives.
This nine-week small group study teaches individuals God’s perspective of managing money and possessions. It will provide the practical applications of handling finances and result in a significant transformation of heart for the student.
Weekly Topics include:
• God's Part & Our Part
• Honesty & Counsel
• Saving & Investing
• Crisis & Perspective
To see all Catholics--in every area of their lives--faithfully living according to Catholic Stewardship principles.
Equipping Catholics worldwide to faithfully apply Catholic Stewardship principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him and help fund the work of the Church.
God’s purpose for this ministry is to draw others into a deeper love relationship with Jesus Christ. When the Holy Spirit directs our financial decisions, our hearts are drawn closer to Him through obedience to His Word; His Lordship is established in our lives.
LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
We cannot be truly Christ-centered, or faithful and obedient stewards without being led by the Holy Spirit.
Prayer was a significant part of Jesus’ life and a frequent theme in His teaching. He prayed regularly and earnestly to give glory and honor to His Heavenly Father, to receive direction for His ministry, to make intercession for others and to be strengthened in times of suffering.
• Reducing personal debt
• Increasing savings
• Growing closer to God
• Strengthening marriages
• Praying more often
• Giving more of your Time, Talents and Treasures
SPIRITUAL LIFE VS. MONEY & SECULAR LIFE
“The point of the study is to say to us, look, if you really want to serve Christ, you cannot ignore your ‘secular’ life. You have to get your life and priorities in order or you can never really be an effective minister. You may love God, enjoy church, pray, read the Scriptures and all the rest but unless you are living according to God’s will with your pocketbook, you cannot serve Him. If you live a materialistic life, you cannot be spiritual.
“All too often, despite our best intentions, our ‘secular’ or ‘worldly’ life is controlling our spiritual life. It should be the other way around: The spiritual must control the material. Yet, we find that we can’t do anything for our spiritual life because our secular life gets in the way.” --Fr. Tim Thompson, Denton,TX
WHICH DIRECTION DOES YOUR COMPASS POINT?
Ron Belensky - Volunteer
Andrea Dyson - Volunteer
Joe CadyDirector of Adult Catechesis480.775.5260