Kingdom Principles – Wealth Building Part 1-2

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Debra Kirkwood is leading a new seminar on the topic of wealth and the problem of poverty for the next 4 weeks. Deuteronomy 8:18, Joshua 1:8, Jeremiah 29:11, and 3 John 1:2 are our leading verses. Debra opened the first seminar with a question: When is your birthday? Hers, she shared, is on February 7th, significant in that it was the same day her ancestor, Edward Wilmot Blyden died. He was known as an educator, politician, and most importantly as the father of pan-Africanism. Edward Blyden had solved a problem; she recognized that it was her calling to do the same. Specifically, she was called to solve the problem of poverty. As the church, we are all in fact, called to solve the problem of poverty. Read on for highlights and instructions for a 21 day journal. Join us to learn more in the next 2 Sundays. 

HIGHLIGHTS  from the seminar:

  1. God is a defense. Money is a defense. Wisdom is a defense.
  2. An ancient definition of wealth is “army”
  3. The sources of wealth include: education, property, assets, a bank account, businesses, subsistence, etc.
  4. The sources of poverty include: lack of education, lack of food, lack of rain, etc.
  5. Poverty is a gateway to mental and national instability
  6. Wealth is what you own minus what you owe to others
  7. The Lord says not to forget Him when we prosper
  8. Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Participants of the seminar can follow these instructions for My Wealth Building Journal

Contact Page:
This journal belongs to:
name, address, email, phone number and
award amount if returned to owner i.e., US$20.00Table of Contents – 1 Page (optional)
Notes – 10 Pages
Dream. Hopes. Wishes. BrainStorm! – 3 – 5 Pages
Think about areas of your life that are really important to you.  Let your mind and heart wander and uncover forgotten dreams, set aside hopes, and deferred wants.  Trim the list down to 3-5 meaningful and significant goals on which you can focus and want to really achieve within the next 6-, 12-, 24- to 36 months

Personal Mission Statement – 1 Page (optional)
Daily Goals Journal – 21 to 31 Pages
Date pages beginning Sunday, October 4, 2015 for either 21 or 31 days. Use 1 sheet per day.  Front page– list your 10 most important goals; back page – reflect on opportunities, challenges, thoughts, feelings, actions or non-actions taken that day to advance your goals.  Goals can relate to your career, character, business, family, education, finances, health, and/or spiritual development. Formula for writing goals and objectives:

S: specific or significant
M: measurable or meaningful
A: attainable or action –oriented
R: relevant or rewarding
T: time-bound or trackable

Example.  Instead of saying, “I want to lose weight” as a goal, a powerful goal affirmation would use the SMART goal formula: “Lose 2 dress sizes by Valentine’s Day 2016.”  Now, you are ready to attain that goal by beginning to plan and prepare for that new skinny you!

Use positive, future oriented statements
Be precise; putting in times, and amounts
Prioritize!  Which goal is on first, second or third base
Keep it real! Set goals that YOU can achieve. But don’t set the bar too low either

GetITDone! Action Plan – 6 – 8 Pages
Leave 6 – 8 pages blank to create action calendar.  Demonstration in class next Sunday.

C-Level Presentation – 10 pages