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Steward Advisors Group is a distinctly different financial advisor that helps Christian investors become Steward Investors. We guide you toward a holistic, fully integrated portfolio and life plan that balances your personal goals with eternal objectives.
Align Your Financial Goals with God’s Purposes
If we are stewards that manage resources for Him, why don’t our goals match His?
Achieve financial independence (retirement)
Provide for children’s education
Reconcile brokenness from the Fall
Love and worship God
Love our neighbors
Do justice and love mercy
Are your investments aligned with God’s purposes?
Most investment advisors help you earn a competitive rate of return, minimize risk, and avoid taxes. Some might even guide you in Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) by reactively screening out investments that don’t align with your moral or ethical values. Steward Advisors Group goes further, guiding you toward Proactive Values Investing (PVI). PVI proactively deploys investment capital so that God’s eternal purposes are achieved and Jesus is purposefully made known and glorified in the marketplace. Whether you’re saving for retirement in an IRA, putting your children through college using a 529 Plan, or building a portfolio of investments as a legacy, we will help you integrate your faith into how you invest financial resources.
Grow beyond avoiding “sinful investments” and start pursuing God’s redemptive purposes for the world by investing in “great commission companies” to build the kingdom of heaven among the least reached and most impoverished.
He [The Lord] has told you what He wants, and this is all it is: to be fair, just, merciful, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8 TLB)
Would you like to see how some of your own investments fare against a BRI screen? You can receive 5 free screenings of stocks and mutual funds by making a free account here.
Invest with Eternal Purpose
Most likely, you willingly give away a percentage of your earned income through charitable donations. Did you know you can also deploy investment capital for God’s purposes?
We can achieve both eternal and temporal change with the financial resources that God has entrusted to us by investing in missional businesses that prioritize outcomes like poverty alleviation, human trafficking relief, and discipleship in least-reached communities, not just for individual financial gain.
Steward Advisors Group specializes in helping you identify, understand, manage, and deploy all assets God has entrusted to you. Our advisory services help you develop a cohesive plan that honors your spiritual gifts and motivations, your passions and calling, and your personal financial goals.
Together we can spread the hope, joy, and freedom God offers in His kingdom.
Don challenges us to consider what it really means to be a steward of God’s money.
What is a Steward Investor?
A steward is one employed to manage the affairs of an owner. The owner trusts the steward to act in the owner’s interest. A steward knows the resources under management are not their own.
We are stewards of what belongs to God, the True Owner. Our entire portfolio—our savings, investments, IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement nest eggs—all of it actually belongs to God. He has tasked us to be His stewards, using those resources to accomplish His goals. In financial terms, we are God’s fiduciary, under compulsion to act in His best interest, not just our own.
A Steward Investor, then, deploys their assets in recognition of God’s ownership and cares deeply about serving God in all areas of their life, including their portfolio. He or she aligns investments with their values and proactively invests in redemptive businesses that bring salt and light to a broken world by addressing social injustices, caring for the environment, and bringing the Gospel to the lost. They believe they should build treasure in heaven and therefore they direct their investments toward eternal outcomes, not temporal comfort.
“Tell those rich in this world’s wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money . . . . Tell them to go after God . . . to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous. If they do that, they’ll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19, (The Message)
Build God’s Kingdom on Earth
Highland Harvesters and its investors are producing apples and bringing blessings previously unknown to the people of the southern Ethiopian highlands.
Highland Harvesters is an agribusiness that grows and processes fruit for the flourishing of people and communities across Ethiopia. The orchard, located at the intersection of three people groups who have fought against one another for generations, launched in 2014 amidst extreme poverty, tribal conflict, and spiritual darkness.
Already, the shoots and buds of restoration are becoming visible as members of all three tribes now work together, planting and cultivating 48,000 apple trees and worshiping side by side in the orchard on land which previously saw battles and bloodshed.
Here’s how the first commercial apple orchard in Ethiopia is pursuing what we call Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL) outcomes:
“We use apples to grow people”
— Highland Harvesters Management Team
- Hundreds of tons of apples/year
- Creating a market for apples
- Training nearby orchards
- Increased yields for local farmers
- Revenue for local farmers
- Access to safe water
- Access to education
- Access to health services
- Preventing food shortages
- Preventing malnutrition
- Land stewardship
- Irrigation & soil management
- Terraced planting
- Erosion prevention
- Reclaimed wasteland
- Two unreached people groups
- Workday devotions
- Workday prayer
- Weekly discipleship
- Weekly Bible study
Investments that are Returning Eternal Impact
When we move money from where it is piled up to where it’s needed, we further God’s work of freedom, justice, care for the poor, and defiance of the world’s systems of greed and inequity.
Water4 is working to achieve total safe water coverage in twenty districts, across fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to providing jobs and sustainable water points, Water4 shares the Gospel through their Disciple Making Movements program. This video talks specifically about their work in Sierra Leone.
Dignity makes a raw coconut oil in their production facility in the Philippines. The business provides jobs, sets people free from predatory lenders, and transforms communities. Here, the company’s founders tell the story of Dignity’s impact in this segment by the local Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox News affiliate.
Comprehensive Life Plan
Cohesively integrate your spiritual gifts, values and passions, and financial resources to fulfill your calling as His Steward Investor.
Submit to God in retirement, not build a life of leisure and self-indulgence.
Desecularize Tax Strategy
Don’t just optimize taxes. Manage charity and investments to redeem the world.
Measure your legacy by the generosity of your family tree, not the size of your estate.
Manage earthly risks while acknowledging salvation as the eternal insurance policy.
Determine God’s call for your children’s educational future.
Proactive Values Investing
Move from “avoiding sin stocks” to pursuing social, ecomonic, environmental and spiritual returns.
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Scripture quotations marked (TLB) are taken from The Living Bible copyright © 1971. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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