1. Background to Seminars
Household debt in Canada, USA, and England, has stopped spiralling out of control, but remains high. Governments continue to try to talk it down, but still want consumers to spend to grow the economy.
The long term solution to control household debt is for individuals to accept our responsibilities and stop acting like victims. Though they coerced many people, banks didn't force us to borrow.
We need to learn to be patient, humble, to live on our incomes, to save to buy stuff, and to stop chasing unaffordable standards of living. As well, we need to love each other as Jesus commanded and ask Him to show us how to respond to genuine crises in the lives of fellow believers. But most of all, we need to invest time getting to know Jesus, and learning to live as His disciples. He will help us live lives that glorify Him. He will help us understand that challenges we face do not surprize Him. He will help us respond as Job did (Job 1:20-22, Job 13:15, Job 42:5). He will help us live "upside down" (Romans 12:2) in this world where the focus is on "me" and "my circumstances."
Each Messiah follower needs to "believe with his pocket book" Jesus owns everything and has promised to take care of his or her needs. To be sure, household debt is pervasive, but we who have hope in Jesus know nothing is impossible for Him (Mark 9:23). That's right; nobody's circumstance is too big for Him. So, let's start today to believe Jesus and be ready to accept our circumstances, especially the effects of poor judgement. If you are His child, Jesus might not remove your financial debt in your timeframe, but, be assured, He will remove the financial burden
today. Ask Him (Matthew 6:9-13, Matthew 11:28, 1 John 1:9)!
2. No Conflicts of Interest
Managing God's Money does not represent financial companies, we do not work with or recommend financial advisors. At our seminars and elsewhere, we do not sell, or endorse finance companies' products or services. We charge no fees to present seminars, but we require commitment from leadership.
3. Managing God's Money Seminars
Since 2000, regularly, Michel offered Managing God's Money Bible-based seminars and workshops in Canada and internationally. And from October 2001 to June 2006, he partnered with Focus on the Family,
Canada to present specific Bible-based Managing God's Money and Managing God's Time seminars throughout Canada. With the release of the 7-Branches of God's Money Bible-based seminar on 2-DVDs and 6-CDs, and the compatible Managing God's Money: 7 Branches Workbook, he reduced regularly scheduled seminar presentations. Recently, we have been presenting seminars dealing with strategies to cope in the post financial crisis period. We continue to respond to special requests to design targeted Bible-based seminars to various groups. Below are details of most frequently requested seminars. Here is a file with guidelines to host a seminar.
Feel free to contact us
if you wish Michel to speak at your church or other function.
4. Stewardship Seminar
This seminar highlights what it means to grip
time and money? Why do we have difficulty managing priorities? With money matters? We will show how to work joyfully and effectively with "positive stress" in available time.
As well, we will show how to built and use a budget,
to work with what we have, and how to plug leaks in our finances. In essence, we will look at "gripping" time and money for His glory: how to get the grip, how to keep the grip. Each person should leave each session hopeful and with a new outlook and an easy to use tool kit.
Seminars start at 9:00 AM and end at 4:30 PM.
5. 7-Branches of Managing God's Money Seminar
Built on a biblical foundation, this Bible-based seminar conveys appropriate attitudes and provide key principles, essentials tools and techniques needed to live a debt free lifestyle.
Normally, each seminar is on a Saturday starting promptly at 9:00 AM and ending no later than 4:30 PM with several breaks and one hour for lunch. The 2-DVD set, 6-CD set, and Managing God's Money 7 Branches Workbook contain details of this seminar that covers these "7-Branches":
- First Branch: ABC's and the GAS Principle (36 minutes)
- Second Branch: Funding the Great Commission - Bible-based teaching on giving to God and using His funds wisely (33 minutes)
- Third Branch: Debt Free Living - a three-step God-centered approach for a debt and financial-stress free lifestyle(43 minutes)
- Fourth Branch: Getting Out of Debt & The Capital Fund - An approach to getting out of debt God's way, and an alternative to the credit card (50 minutes)
- Fifth Branch: PEACE Budgetary Control System (59 minutes)
- Sixth Branch: Spending Toolbox - a collection of aids to assist you to decide before you spend if you can afford to spend (Part I - 47 minutes; Part II - 35 minutes)
- Seventh Branch: FREE OF GREED Investment preconditions for sound investing (25 minutes)
6. Marriage and Money Seminar
Geared to men and women to be married and newly weds, this three-hour seminar highlights challenges couples will face and strategies to overcome them.
7. Custom Seminars & Contact Information
We have developed and presented several other seminars. As well, we are happy to custom fit workshops and seminars to individual circumstances. If you wish Michel to speak at your church or other group, present a seminar, or train some of your leaders to lead small group Managing God's Money seminars, please
The 7-Branches of Managing God's Money Seminar is the filming of a live seminar; real time and unedited.
8. Participants' Feedback: Managing God's Money Seminars
Dear Michel: Thank you again for the great seminar. Our people were truly blessed by your presentation. Karen and I started on the work book last night. We hope to put into practice what the Lord has laid on our hearts through you. May our Lord Jesus richly bless you as you faithfully serve Him. To God Be the Glory! (2 Thess. 3:16)- Pastor Tom, Montana
Wow! "I see it now." It' not about me---it's about God. It's all His! - Winnipeg
You reflected God's heart for us to seek Him and your analogy of God being the CEO & Chairman had immediate impact in the way I should look at our money (I mean God's money) - Kevin, Calgary
Dear Michel, I am writing to express my appreciation for the blessing your ministry was on our congregation. Many individuals have told me they experienced "relief" after attending the seminar. You are spearheading important work and it is my prayer that God will continue to richly bless you and your family as you serve Him. In Christ - Gary, Toronto
The group interaction was good (using a real example for the Affordability Index). Thank you for coming. Thank you for listening to God. I really appreciated the focus on God. We need that in today's world - Calgary
Thanks for an amazing seminar and being challenged to serve God better. God bless you! - Edmonton
Thank you. Bless you. This was awesome information. Loved it. Just what our marriage needed - Montreal
Excellent advice from a biblical perspective in a society where a lot of secular advice is in abundance. Excellent presentation and content!!!!! - Winnipeg
Thank you for opening our eyes to the opportunity to see God's work in our lives and to work on pleasing Him - Toronto
You are very anointed. This is not a typical financial presentation! We are very excited to implement what we learned today. I wish we learned this years ago. Thank you. - Calgary
Mr. Bell succeeded in covering such a vast and deep topic in a one day seminar. I am going to spend the next month digging in the subject - This is a must hear session for every Christian. - Montreal
I thought the seminar was thought provoking and hope producing. God did speak to me! Praise God!! - Oklahoma City
It was not only excellent on all points, it was inspiring - Montreal
If only I had heard this years ago. The teaching was excellent. - Birmingham, England
Excellent - you hit me in my heart and put Jesus and practical money and time issues together - Kitchener, Ontario
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