Financial Management, Part V: Personal Finance

Financial Management, Part V: Personal Finance


In this seminar, you will discover powerful biblical principles for managing money that will enable you to build wealth—the wealth you need to do the will of God according to the ways of God.

But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV)

The reality is that God created the universe and therefore owns everything, including all the money. We are simply stewards commissioned to use his money for his purposes; hence, to be good stewards we must manage God's money according to God's principles.

"The silver is mine and the gold is mine," declares the LORD Almighty. (Haggai 2:8 NIV)


Gerald Chester

In January 2005, Dr. Chester published Beyond Babel, which presents a model for building world-class organization based on biblical values and principles. The book also provides the philosophical basis for the consulting practice of Strategies@Work, LLC.

In addition, Dr. Chester writes a monthly newsletter on topics pertaining to the application of biblical principles in the workplace.

Dr. Chester received the Christian Business Leadership Award presented by Dallas Baptist University and the CEO Institute, on June 16, 2005.

Dr. Chester has developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, business development, financial management, and business operations. Since 1987, he has provided advisory services to dozens of companies and organizations. His clients are owners, managers, and executives in a wide variety of businesses and organizations including manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy, retail, real estate development, construction, financial services, communications, and non-profits.

Prior to beginning his consulting practice, Dr. Chester honed his management skills during his tenure as president of his family’s business. The company’s technical skills, image, and reputation were greatly enhanced under his leadership and its annual revenue grew from $4 million to nearly $15 million.

Immediately after receiving his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas in 1973, Dr. Chester joined the research and development team of a Fortune 500 corporation where he developed an ion gun for a proprietary ion implantation machine that increased semi-conductor fabrication rates tenfold. This experience enhanced Dr. Chester’s ability to solve complex problems.

Dr. Chester is married to his high school sweetheart. They have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandsons. Dr. Chester serves as an elder at Sojourn Church, a non-denominational church in Carrollton, Texas.


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