Timothy Plan Marks 25 Years of Helping Christians Honor God with Their Investments
Timothy Plan Has Identified God-Honoring Investments for a Quarter of a Century and Has Exciting Plans on the Horizon for 2019
ORLANDO, Fla.—The Timothy Plan family of mutual funds is celebrating its 25th year in 2019—a significant milestone, especially for an organization Wall Street thought would never survive.
For a quarter of a century, Timothy Plan has lived by and promoted biblically responsible investing (BRI), allowing clients to invest in a way that aligns with both their values and retirement goals. A foundational principle is that God owns everything, and Timothy Plan leaders are firmly committed to managing a mutual fund company with the integrity, excellence and wisdom that brings honor and glory to the Lord.
“For 25 years, our mission has been to help the faithful provide for their families and build up their communities without supporting those who endorse or implement policies and practices that are contrary to scripture,” said Timothy Plan founder Art Ally. “Timothy Plan, for example, does not invest in companies that support abortion, pornography, anti-family agendas or have other agendas contrary to the teachings throughout Scripture—or that are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to communities-at-large.”
In the early 1990s, Ally had already worked in the financial realm for 15 years, but realized he was helping Christians invest their money in companies that were not only dishonoring God, but also tearing down society. He knew something had to change.
Ally was driven to start a family of mutual funds in which Christians could feel good about investing. By 1994, Timothy Plan was born, and today, Timothy Plan has held true to its original mission. Ally’s friends on Wall Street told him it would never work. They said the idealistic planner would never be able to screen funds and still see performance.
A few times in the Timothy Plan story, it almost didn’t work. Even Christians were still learning they could honor God with their investments; it was a paradigm shift. But Christ-followers became more educated and saw that Ally’s plan would indeed work.
“Back then, we said we would not own companies that are pursuing an unholy agenda—period—no matter how good they look,” Ally said. “And that is still true today. Obedience trumps performance every single time. But that’s not to say the moral investor doesn’t get competitive performance—they can.”
This year, Timothy Plan will have a presence at several financial adviser events and will host gatherings to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
Additionally, through its subscription to the one-of-a-kind eVALUEator, Timothy Plan uses this biblically based dynamic and moral investment screening tool to reveal immoral corporate activity. When Christian investors have this tool, they can rest easy even in times of market unrest, such as the present, because they know they are honoring God with their money and possessions. Using eVALUEator, Timothy Plan screens companies and mutual funds to avoid owning those firms that are actively involved in or profiting from the screened immoral practices.
PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS AND YOU MAY LOSE MONEY. You should consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information can be found in the fund’s prospectus. To obtain a copy, visit timothyplan.com or call 800.846.7526. Read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. Mutual Funds distributed by Timothy Partners, Ltd. member FINRA. ETFs distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, MEMBER FINRA and SIPC. Timothy Partners, Ltd. Is not affiliated with Victory Capital Management Inc. or Foreside Fund Services, LLC.