Presentation on theme: "13th & 14th November 2013 London - Amsterdam. “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet”. John."— Presentation transcript:
“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet”. John 13:14
Corruption, including greed, poor ethics and mismanagement of resources is at the root of the financial crisis – it is in essence a failure of stewardship For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10
Corporate greed and corruption will only occur where there is personal greed and corruption ‘There is enough for every man’s need, but not for every man’s greed’. Mahatma Gandhi
We are sitting on a social time bomb, and it’s ticking We need to find new models of sustainable and ethical business – beginning at school and encouraging greater generosity and responsible stewardship.
Some Resource Statistics from 2008 World Population: 6.7 Billion Christian Population: 2.2 Billion (33% of World Population) Christian Annual Income: $18,170 Billion Giving to Christian Causes: $390 Billion ($150 B to Churches, $240 B to Para-Church) Giving to Christian Causes: $177 per Christian per Year Global Mission Income: $23 Billion Ecclesiastical Crime: $25 Billion Global Mission Giving Per Christian: $10 per year, $.03 per day Todd Johnson
OwnershipStewardship TithesEverything belongs to God False teaching e.g. Prosperity gospelTruth about money/finances Giving from incomeGiving from income & assets Mindset that we should give from income only and never from principal Tithing is based on net worth not income. Money in foundations is not principal. With interest at 0%, will foundations stop giving? Individual decisions - donors never see big vision because applications are geared to what donors might give Pooled funding Ministry pickingMinistry funds Legacy givingGiving while living Accumulation & preservationAccumulation & distribution Lack of confidence in advisors and implementers What needs to be done to improve the confidence that donors have in their advisors and the people they support
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Come, take your inheritance.” Matthew 25