Do you typically have too much month left at the end of your money?
Have you ever laid awake at night wondering how you're going to get through until the next paycheck comes?
You are not alone.
You already know all the clichés about "these uncertain times" but let's face it -- not much is certain in these times. One thing is though! The St. Luke's Church community has been blessed with generous giving for almost 100 years. YOU are responsible for that! Even though we're still three years away, plans are already afoot for a massive 100-year celebration as the oldest Lutheran church in the 4th largest city in the state.
Whoa there -- are we putting the cart before the horse? How can we talk about a party if our house isn't in order? That's where Thrivent Financial's program called Balance Works comes in handy. We're bringing this program to you because the world seems delighted to champion reasons to eradicate financial stability with things like pandemics and workplace insecurity, among others. As you know, St. Luke's as a nonprofit religious institution is not immune from the ups and downs of finance, but our bills are paid and the lights are on and our mission continues… Consider for a moment what our church would be like without the solid backbone of healthy givers -- if our givers aren't happy and healthy, can the church be also?
Balance Works is not a miracle, but for people like myself and my friend Katie Norton, the program has eased tension and garnered a greater understanding and ultimately respect for money and finance. What it does is help you budget your money systematically and electronically so that your bottom line becomes front and center. You will learn very quickly what you don't have so you can focus on what you do. Jesus preached about giving cheerfully and Balance Works is designed to automate your budget so that giving can become more cheerful.
Please stay tuned for more information on Balance Works. Prayerfully consider joining Katie and I for a 2-week series of Wednesday night conversations on July 22 and 29. Further details are forthcoming.