Timothy Plan—Always at the Forefront of Biblically Responsible Investing
Founder Art Ally Saw the Need Among Christian Investors and Filled It; Nearly 25 Years Later, Timothy Plan Has Over $1 Billion Under Management
MAITLAND, Fla.—For nearly 25 years, Timothy Plan has been at the forefront of Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI), helping Christians achieve their financial goals while investing in a biblically and morally responsible manner.
The first to successfully meet Christian investor needs, Timothy Plan thoroughly researches companies to determine the actions of the firm on several levels. For instance, Timothy Plan does not invest in companies that support pornography, abortion or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of Scripture—or that are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to our communities-at-large.
“For nearly 25 years, Timothy Plan has enabled Christian investors be confident and rest assured that their money is not supporting the things that would grieve the heart of God,” said Timothy Plan founder and president Art Ally. “There is a way that the faithful can grow their money God’s way—with biblically responsible investing. Timothy Plan’s foundational principle is that God owns everything. This is what motivated the birth of the company, and what continues to fuel the advancement of faith-based investing”
The year 1994 was significant for investors who wanted to honor God with their money. In January of that year, MMA Praxis Intermediate fund, designed with Mennonite beliefs, sought companies that support positive values such as the respect for human dignity, responsible management, and environmental stewardship, while avoiding industries and activities like gambling, alcohol and tobacco production, and military contracting.
But there wasn’t really an option for Christian conservatives or pastors to invest without compromising their beliefs, including the sanctity of life and wholesome family values. As a Christian financial adviser, Ally knew there was a way to screen companies that were contributing to evil causes.
Two months later, in March 1994, Ally filled the need of those Christian investors and began screening companies. Timothy Plan unveiled its fund aimed at evangelical Christians, and Ally had a leadership role in steering investments toward biblically responsible outcomes; he is still active at Timothy today.
The first of its kind, Timothy Plan is a family of mutual funds that screens its funds to ensure that no money is invested in companies that are supportive of ideals that are contrary to Christian investors’ biblical, moral imperative. The BRI movement is growing rapidly and extensively. In fact, last year, Timothy Plan alone reached $1 billion of assets under management.
Since 1994, Timothy Plan has existed to help advisers and investors achieve their financial goals through a pro-life, pro-family approach to investing—not only to benefit the investor but the broader culture. Timothy Plan is firmly committed to running a mutual fund company with the integrity, excellence and wisdom that brings honor and glory to Jesus and is a beacon for godly stewardship in the financial community.
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