To challenge poverty through the holistic financial formation of faith leaders and their communities.
A world of financially literate faith leaders who aid in the pursuit of economic justice and communal flourishing for all people.
We are a faith-inspired social venture. From our initial launch to future growth, we are committed to placing the following values at the core of our enterprise.
Financial Literacy Education is at the core of our services. However, our holistic approach to financial formation requires an expanded scope of services to include organizational finances as well as individual.
In 2015, research released by the National Association of Evangelicals prompted a national recognition of the unhealthy state of Pastors in the United States. Here are a few of their original findings:
Let that sink in for a moment. People God has called into ministry are leaving ministry due to financial hardships. Prior to this study, steps had been taken to reduce student debt among clergy, but little had been done to teach clergy the basic principles of financial literacy. Since this study, financial literacy has become 'popular' among clergy, especially Evangelicals (think about the rise of Dave Ramsey), but their approach remained singular and, for many, unhealthy--both theologically and financially.
The services Faithonomics will provide are holistic and formative. While providing financial literacy education we will also tackle the toxic theologies and shame we hold around money. We will recognize and fight the systems of oppression and injustice that play into the financial realities of our society's marginalized. And, lastly, we will help churches and faith-based organizations to become the primary examples of what economically just institutions in our society could look like.
In case you can't tell by our love of Roth IRAs, Sinking Day Funds, and Budgeting Styles, we are planners by nature. Here is a preview of what we are working on behind the scenes.
A community-based app and web-based platform that couples financial literacy education with vocational exploration and formation.
Explore your relationship(s) with money, justice, and rest through retreats designed to be both restorative and formational.
A practitioner-based summit that shares best practices around fighting poverty, promoting economic justice, and stewarding faith-inspired communities.
What if businesses tithed? Learn about our partnership with The Shalom Project and how our 10% commitment is challenging the cycle of poverty in Winston-Salem, NC.
Our founder, Rev. Rayce J. Lamb, is a faith-inspired social entrepreneur and Higher Education professional. Learn more about his journey by clicking the link below.
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