December 2014 Good $ense Newsletter: From Cars to Coaches
Do you book the cheapest rental car when you travel? Since cheapest usually means smallest, that can create some unique adventures for a large guy like me. Recently I folded myself into a rental car and had to adjust the back rest to 45 degrees so my head didn’t hit the ceiling. I couldn’t get in or out without hitting my head on the door frame, which was a good six inches lower than the ceiling. When I looked at a car to my left their door handle was at eye level. The car was handy though, because instead of hunting for a parking spot all I had to do was put the car in my pocket!
Our financial lives can be much like that rental car. Sometimes we do, think, and feel things that don’t fit who God made us to be as stewards. Reality-TV living has resulted in many people hitting their heads repeatedly on their financial door frames. More than ever, Christ-followers need guidance, encouragement, and tools to help us right-size our financial “cars”.
To address this need, Good $ense is excited to be introducing a new coaching resource over the next few months to train Stewardship Coaches in your church and organization. The new Freed-Up Coaches resource will train coaches in your church and/or organization to: 1) ANALYZE a participant’s finances; 2) LISTEN AND PROVIDE GRACE in connecting root issues of life to financial realities; 3) DEVELOP a biblically-based Spending Plan; 4) PROVIDE HOPE that the journey is possible; and 5) CELEBRATE the resultant freedom that is experienced. This training equips and charges coaches to “Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead bless – that’s our job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.” 1 Peter3:8-9 (MSG)
During this Christmas season, please send us the gift of your questions, hopes, and comments regarding this new Freed-Up Coaching resource.
May you experience a joyous and blessed Christmas.
President, Good Sense Movement
Transforming Finances! Transforming Lives!