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Family Articles

Gary Miller

Churches are groups of people called to work together while following Jesus. Does your church have a clear vision of where you want to go and what you are trying to accomplish?

Wendell Heatwole

This article looks at work from four different Biblical perspectives: Creation, the Fall, life outside Eden, and eternity.

Wendell Heatwole

Do you ever feel like you are simply on chore duty? Do you lack focus in business? Use God’s “business plan” to bring focus, fulfillment, and peace to your daily life and duties....

David Bohlander

Members of conservative Anabaptist churches have lost millions of dollars through fraudulent financial activities.

Nevin Beiler

Failing to plan is unloving to those left behind, and it fails the test of good stewardship.

Tim Thomas

Some Anabaptist mutual aid plans are starting to fail. This puts all our mutual aid plans in jeopardy.

Richie Lauer

Learn the lesson of true ownership from an old man and his hunting land.

Gary Miller

We desire that our churches demonstrate Jesus to our local communities through our businesses and use of material resources.

Nevin Beiler

 Avoiding the common mistakes people make in estate planning can save a great deal of money and heartache. Mistake number one is failing to plan.

Lyle Musser

Christians in abundant times live in the quandary between joyfully receiving the good gifts of God and the temptation to overindulge in those same good gifts. Stewardship is a broad topic that...

Ivan Bender

Exactly what is prosperity, and why do many of us who are concerned about our heritage refer to it in a negative way? Is prosperity bad?

Ivan Bender

Will our communities survive prosperity? The answer to this question does not lie entirely with business owners.

Ivan Bender

So, can our families spiritually survive prosperity? When we study the Scriptures and all the promises therein, it is plain to see that it is possible. But it won’t be easy.

Aaron Lapp

When life becomes more and more complex, it’s usually an indication that something is amiss in our choices. Temperance is about balance, and balance must have selectivity.

AF Stewardship Principles Committee

In its big picture, the Bible paints a concluding scene of Heaven on earth, where sin and its consequences are all gone, and heaven and earth are made new.

Paul A Miller

Many Anabaptist businessmen find themselves in a quandary. Can they follow Jesus’ teachings that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” and still survive in a push-and-shove business world...

Lyle Musser

Our selfish human desires cause us to reach, grab, acquire, grasp, and hang onto things with a stingy frown and nasty scream that threatens anyone who dares to take the stuff that we call mine.

Timothy Stoltzfus

Accumulation of things cannot give contentment on its own merit. In fact, accumulation often engenders discontent.

Wendell Heatwole

With wealth being so beneficial yet so dangerous, how should we deal with it? Would it be better if we held no wealth beyond what is required for a bare subsistence?

Merle Herr

The ability to find meaning and joy in your work is directly related to the worthiness of the work and the height of the real purpose.