Timothy Plan Releasing New e-Book ‘Invested with Purpose’ in Time for Kingdom Advisors Gathering
‘Invested with Purpose’ Tells the Story of Biblically Responsible Investing Pioneer and Timothy Plan Founder Art Ally
February 19, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla.—Twenty-five years ago, when Art Ally founded Timothy Plan, Christian investors had no way of knowing whether their dollars were being used to advance honest business practices or unholy causes, such as abortion, pornography, anti-family activism, unhealthy substances or even slave labor.
But all that has changed, thanks to Ally’s commitment to advance the field of Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI). The faithful have additional insight through the Scriptures that all money and time belongs to God, not just the dollars tithed or the hours spent in worship.
This is the main focus of the new book from Timothy Plan called “Invested with Purpose: The Birth of the Biblically Responsible Investment Movement,” which outlines Ally’s life and work as the pioneer of BRI.
This week, Timothy Plan is releasing the e-book version of “Invested with Purpose,” just in time for a major gathering of financial advisors who also want to advance BRI and serve their clients by honoring the Lord through godly stewardship practices.
The Kingdom Advisors 2020 Annual Conference, “Fearless: Redefining Success for Kingdom Impact,” the premier gathering of the Christian financial industry, is set for Feb. 19-21 in Orlando. There, Timothy Plan leaders will interact with their peers for a time of spiritual refreshment, industry connections and professional growth.
Featured speakers include Alistair Begg, Eric Metaxas, Jon Tyson, Randy Alcorn and Joseph Sojourner, conference host, among many others. The conference will also include an evening with musician Chris Tomlin and 21 breakout sessions. Learn more here.
“Invested with Purpose” officially launched in paperback in August as part of the 2019 Nehemiah Week, a gathering of business leaders in Washington, D.C. The book is published by Nehemiah Project International Ministries; founder and Chief Servant Officer Patrice Tsague provided the preface.
“‘Invested with Purpose’ is not just another business or investment book,” Tsague said. “It’s the account of the miraculous journey of one man who led by conviction and a determination to obey God. Art sparked a movement that has created a multi-billion-dollar sub-industry in financial services. The book takes us from a near shutdown of Timothy Plan’s advisor on a New Year’s Eve Day to the development of the growing movement called Biblically Responsible Investing. It’s our hope that readers will be inspired by Art’s journey in building Timothy Plan, the pioneer in Biblically Responsible Investing. We also hope they will be challenged to be ‘Invested with Purpose’ while making a difference not just with their finances but in their own industries and communities.”
“Invested with Purpose” was written with the assistance of Robert Knight, a longtime professional journalist, author and communications director for Timothy Plan.
“Often, our modern cultural gurus tell us that it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe in something,” Knight wrote in the foreword. “But that’s a misconception, it replaces truth with relativism, the idea that we can make up our own ‘truth’ to suit our needs and desires. This is the fundamental philosophy taught at nearly all colleges and universities, and which trickles down to the K-12 schools. Popular culture plays this tune constantly.
“Christians are not immune to this siren song,” he added. “If not fortified and educated by biblically sound pastors, we’re apt to absorb the many relativistic and hedonistic messages around us. As such, we’re tempted to act and think not very differently from people with a pagan worldview, especially when it comes to spending and investing money. As Art Ally would say, our first mistake is thinking the money we have is ours—not God’s.”
For over 25 years, Timothy Plan has helped advisors and investors achieve their financial goals through a pro-life, pro-family approach to faith-based investing—not only to benefit the investor but the broader culture. The first of its kind, Timothy Plan birthed the trend of BRI, which is growing rapidly and extensively. In fact, Timothy Plan’s mutual funds currently have over $1 billion of assets under management. The family of mutual funds and ETFs is firmly committed to operating with the integrity, excellence and wisdom that brings honor and glory to Jesus and is a beacon for godly stewardship in the financial community.
Before investing in any fund, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact your financial professional, call 1-800-846-7526, or visit timothyplan.com for a prospectus containing this and other important information. Please read it carefully. 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 Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
To interview Timothy Plan founder and president Art Ally, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.