With the help of faith friends from our gathering of Faith Driven Investors, we’ve begun drafting a set of Unifying Principles. Our hope is that we can begin to come together under these thoughts and ideas to work toward a more full vision of what it means to let our faith drive our investments.
If you have thoughts, questions, concerns, things you’d change or add, please let us know! We’re relying on you, our community, to make this resource the best it can be.
One of the goals of this movement is to create an anti-Tower of Babel mindset among investors. It’s so easy to bifurcate the world of investing over and over again with groups splitting and keeping to themselves. The Faith Driven Investor movement is all about going in the opposite direction—instead of spreading apart, we’re coming together.
The secular investment world is known to work well together through the formation of investment syndicates and conferences that share best practices. Why shouldn’t the Christian world be the same? In fact, we should endeavor to be even more unified as we resist the move toward sectarianism and denominational tribalism that has characterized much of recent church history. We were designed to be in community and fellowship with God and to receive wise counsel from others that know Him. Iron sharpens iron.
Though impressive in its scope and ambition, the Tower of Babel failed because of the impure motives of those that labored. We are working together in the hopes, not of bringing glory to ourselves, but of offering a worthy sacrifice to God.
We believe that we can work together in community with excellence as we build something with God’s guidance for His glory. Therefore, we endeavor to check the purity of our motives regularly—which is something we need each other’s help with!
Because we come to this movement with a conviction of abundance, this foundation should give us the ability to work well together in sharing ideas, deals, and investors. We worship one God and our work is all for Him.
Using Scripture as Our Guide
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
1 Thessalonians 2:8 Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
Romans 15:5-6 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:2 Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose
Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.