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Ron Blue draws from 40 years of experience to answer questions from financial professionals on topics including biblical client counsel, building a business, and more. Originally, these individual questions were a part of an hour-long "Coaching Call," which provided an opportunity for Kingdom Advisors members to interact with Ron about the application of Kingdom Advisors core teaching to their life, practice, and advice.
Ron Blue is widely considered to be the father of Christian financial planning. He is the founder or co-founder of Ronald Blue Trust, National Christian Foundation, Kingdom Advisors, and The Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. He is also the author of more than 20 books and has served on the boards of numerous organizations. Ron and his wife, Judy, have been married for 55 years, have five children and 13 grandchildren, and live in Bloomington, Indiana.
|Can you help me differentiate between my responsibility is in making faith goals happen and where I need to trust God to bring about the completion of those goals at least as much as He desires to?|
|The New Testament warns about presuming on the future. If Jesus is critical of our making assumptions or plans for the future, why and how are we to set practical business goals or are we?|
|Proverbs 16:9 tells us that despite our best plans God directs our steps. If God is critical of our making assumptions or plans for the future, why and how are we to set practical business goals or are we?|
|Should we focus primarily on the 11 financial goal setting areas or should we also include other areas like life balance and passing social and spiritual capital? How do we include the less tangible goals into our meetings with clients?|
|How do we help our clients establish a finish line and plan for normal bear markets without doubling the how much is enough amount to deal with the 2008 50% correction?|
|Do you suggest a spending plan at every income level?|
|Do you have any guidelines for how we encourage clients to define what provision entails?|
|Is there a legitimate place for incorporating discipleship goals as they relate to money within the context of financial life planning?|
|Do you personally set goals at the beginning of the year and if so, how have you seen some of those goals work their way out into a place of success and accomplishment?|
|If the answer to “how much is enough” is a moving target, why does it make sense to define it?|
|Is there a legitimate place for incorporating discipleship goals within the context of financial life planning?|
|How do we value faith when we are so use to valuing accomplishing goals because we follow through on what we know is necessary to achieve them?|