Articles

Family Articles

The Young Family Finances Seminar teaches basic stewardship principles to help young people avoid financial pitfalls. The articles in this booklet are transcriptions of the seminar topics.

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

Mutual aid is a collaborative way for a brotherhood to bear each other’s burdens, thus fulfilling the law of Christ.

Richie Lauer

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

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.

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...

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.