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  1. Kingdom Advisors
  2. National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (NACFC)
  3. Cuyahoga Valley Church
  4. In His Steps Foundation
  5. Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  6. Idlewild Baptist Church

Kingdom Advisors (www.kingdomadvisors.org)
This ministry is intended to be a service to people who work in the financial services industry. The hope of Kingdom Advisors is that an advisor's practice would become their ministry. There are significant resources available to help train people to develop this whether they work for a small firm or for a large broker dealer. KA President, Ron Blue is adamant about his passion to see more advisors and financial professionals bring their talents to bear on Kingdom purposes. Investors can visit this website to find a Kingdom Advisor, and advisors can visit this website to join with other believers to be part of this great movement in the financial services industry.

Kingdom Advisors of North Tampa meets on the second Thursday of each month for lunch and learning at Idlewild Baptist Church from 11:30 to 1:00. Contact for more information can be obtained be emailing dshort -at dlsconsult.com

Part of the message that KA brings to the marketplace is: "In order to accomplish our vision and mission, we need to understand that our primary responsibility is to serve financial advisors: Our primary responsibility is to reveal Biblical wisdom to financial advisors, trusting they will respond by integrating spiritual principles in their counsel so their clients may realize expanded opportunities for Kingdom impact."

By visiting the website, you can find groups that are meeting in all parts of the country and offering fellowship for advisors, attorneys, mortgage professionals, and people from all walks of life in the financial industry.

National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (www.nacfc.org)
The NACFC was one of the first organizations formed in the late 1990's to help encourage financial advisors to bring their Christian witness as a central theme in their advisory practice. Just like the Kingdom Advisors website, both investors and advisors are encouraged to visit the NACFC website to either find a Christian Advisor or become a member of the NACFC.

Understanding what the organization is all about is summarized in this statement from their website:

"The NACFC (National Association of Christian Financial Consultants) is a group of investment professionals committed to investment and financial planning disciplines centered upon Biblical principles. Our mission is to provide educational resources, fellowship support, and Biblical standards for professional investment counselors seeking to integrate Bible-based investing principles within financial counseling practices."

Cuyahoga Valley Church (www.cuyahogavalleychurch.com)
A dynamic church that has been a part of the ministry development for Dwight and Marlene is CVC which was their primary church while living in Ohio. Pastor Rick Duncan is still a close brother in the Lord and has been blessed by God to bring a message of hope to people in Northeast Ohio. The welcoming atmosphere that exists at CVC is a great reason why people find this church to have an open door to all who seek to know Jesus Christ in a passionate way.

A passage from their website:

"Cuyahoga Valley Church is the parent organization of Sevenoseven Ministries and sponsor and supporter of several church plants. Our mission is "helping people grow to be passionate followers of Christ." "We do so by encouraging people to come as they are, by creating environments where they are equipped to grow closer to God, and by growing in relationships with others."

In His Steps Foundation (www.giftlegacy.com)
As a Christian Community Foundation focused on the needs of ministries in Northeast Ohio, and throughout the world, IHS Foundation is setting a model for stewardship that is having an impact on churches and ministries. The leaders and donors for IHS are committed to seeing how God can work thru the generosity of people who wish to leave a legacy that includes the work of the Lord.

The foundation is also a leader in developing Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) standards for all assets under management. The foundation's website is also a great source of information and research that has been done by Executive Director, Rob Cathcart. Christian investors would benefit greatly by studying the work done on the Biblical Basis for Endowment that offers a framework for why this is an important consideration of good stewardship.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (www.fca.org)
Of all the ministries to youth, none has shown more significant effectiveness than FCA. Since sports have been used to sell everything from razor blades to beer, it is no accident that the testimonies of athletes and coaches has also had a huge impact on young people who have come to know Christ because their earthly heroes have pointed them to God.

As the FCA's website relates, this ministry has an incredible outreach:

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.



Idlewild Baptist Church (www.idlewild.org)

Idlewild's Mission Statement,

To Reach Tampa and Beyond for Christ by…
Exalting the Savior,
Evangelizing the Sinner
Enlisting the Servant,
Equipping the Saved,
and Edifying the Saints
through the Power of God's Holy Word.



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