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BUDGET KEEPERS

PRIMARY MOTIVATION: BEING WISE

As a Budget Keeper, you have a high sense of responsibility. You want to manage money wisely and actually enjoy budgeting and planning. You value generosity, but approach your giving carefully often asking questions like, “What can I afford to give?” Once you determine that number, you will do your best to stick with it. When an unforeseen expense comes up such as a home or auto repair, you may tighten the reigns on your generosity for a while, but will get back on track once your budget becomes predictable again. You are generally comfortable talking about money. You value generosity from a holistic approach also budgeting your time to serve and bless people.

BUDGET KEEPERS ENCOURAGEMENT

BIBLICAL EXAMPLE

The Proverbs 31 Woman (Proverbs 31:10-24). In the wisdom King Lemuel’s mother shared with him, she describes a woman of noble character as one with a high level of responsibility for meeting the needs of her family and others.

KEY VERSE

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24-25

MAXIMIZE YOUR STRENGTH

Leverage your interest in budgeting and your comfort talking about money to encourage others. Help make conversations about money more normal for others to help the whole community grow.

GENEROSITY RESEARCH FINDINGS

Financial – Budget Keepers plan out their giving and work their plan.

Serving – Budget Keepers are even more generous with their time giving the most time in service in and outside of the church of all the profile types.

Relational – Budget Keepers are on par with their relational impact implementing the B.L.E.S.S. practices to help those in their sphere of influence find their way back to God.

Shadow Side
The Budget Keeper's shadow side is "Risk-averse." Because you are so responsible with your budget, it is often difficult for you to step out in faith and you might only give God what's left…what you feel you can spare. As a Budget Keeper, you may need to challenge yourself to give back to God first, before all other needs and expenses. This will grow your trust in God and honor him with the first fruits of all you have.
Growth Challenge
Ensure that in your budgeting/planning that giving comes first before other needs.
Challenge Verse
"Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine." -Proverbs 3:9-10
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BUDGET KEEPERS ICON

Motivated by a sense of responsibility and an enjoyment in budgeting and planning, the structured lines represent an individual who appreciates order.